Foster + Partners Designs Coral Bloom Resort on Saudi Arabian Island
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has unveiled images of its latest development called Coral Bloom.
The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has unveiled images of its latest development called Coral Bloom. It is a nature inspired luxury resort complex on Saudi Arabia's dolphin shaped Shurayrah Island.
Designed by Foster + Partners, the concept consists of 11 hotels which will have distinct designs and operated by renowned hospitality companies. The resort embraces the exquisite landscape, which is one of the core elements of the design and is being hailed as the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project.
The Red Sea Project is being developed over 28,000 km of land and waters across the west coast of Saudi Arabia, which includes a marvelous archipelago of more than 90 islands, with features of mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes, and ancient cultural and heritage sites.
“Our vision for Shurayrah is inspired by the island’s natural state, with the hotels designed to give the impression that they have washed up on the beaches and nestled among the dunes almost like driftwood. The materials we use are low impact and ensure that the pristine environment is protected, while the additions we make to the island serve to enhance what is already there – hence the name, Coral Bloom,” explains Gerard Evenden, Head of Studio at Foster + Partners.
It is anticipated that by the end of 2022, the first four hotels of Coral Bloom will be completed, and the international airport will be opened, thus making it ready to start welcoming guests. The remaining hotels are planned to open gates by 2023.
- date publishedFebruary 25, 2021
- original sourceDezeen