Kalani Beach

  • Halat, Lebanon

    Location:

    Halat, Lebanon
  • 5,000 sqm

    Area:

    5,000 sqm
  • Currently Ongoing 2012-2017

    Status:

    Currently Ongoing 2012-2017
  • Type

    Resort
  • Consulting Structural Engineer

    Nabil Hennaoui S.A.L
  • Consulting Mechanical Engineer

    Wissam Tawil & Associates / MEP engineers S.A.L
  • Consulting Electrical Engineer

    Wissam Tawil & Associates/MEP engineers S.A.L
  • Built Area

    2,500 sqm
  • Project Manager

    Charles Maroun
  • Consulting Landscape Architect

    Bas Smets
  • General Finishing Contractor

    Khater Contracting Group
  • Client

    Lazy Daze
  • Photographer

    Eddy Yazbeck

For this resort hotel, we created 5 guest spaces, effectively refuges, along a 220m sea front. We drew the sea into the site by creating double-height concrete shells giving the effect of a sailing regatta.

Each living unit is enveloped in a double height concrete shell planted in the sand. The principal screen for this seafront plot is a palm grove, a vegetal mesh that filters the light between rooms and traces the outlines of the walkways between them. The resort hotel includes thirty rooms, a restaurant and private beach.

  • Mass Plan
    Mass Plan
  • Bird Eye View
    Bird's Eye View

Videos

  • Bauwelt - 2012

    Bauwelt - 2012

    Youssef Tohme interviewed by Bauwelt in 2012 on the USJ Project in Beirut.