Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 468 4400
Email: info@saota.com
109 Hatfield Street
Gardens, Cape Town
8001
Durban
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Suite 3A, 10 Rydallvale Park
Douglas Saunders Drive
La Lucia Ridge, Durban, 4051

Casuarina

Grand Baie, Mauritius

The Casuarina Development comprises of over 90 multi-residential apartments in Mauritius. The site lies adjacent to the existing Casuarina Hotel and is intended to form an extension of the Hotel, with seamless transition between the two.
The architectural language and landscape of the apartments is a contemporary interpretation of the existing fabric. The green spaces become as important as the built form; they are experiential in nature and serve to form privacy gradients with thresholds of trees and planting. The density of the buildings has been addressed by designing a horizontality in each block, to reduce the scale. This also establishes a continuity and a more fluid design, rather than individual blocks repeated on a site. The emphasis of the horizontal bands ties back to the walkway forms present in the existing hotel. The strong sense of horizontality is then offset by the timber clad vaults which float lightly over the buildings, animating the silhouettes and becoming the signature reference of the design.

Project Information

Status:
Concept
Site Area:
12 663 m2
Project Area:
12 796 m2
Project Type:
Multi Residential
Project Team:

Greg Truen, Roxanne Kaye, Pierre Du Plessis, Ruth Nelson, Kashiya Mbinjama

Collaborators:
Renderings by Carla van Noordwyk