Concept villas for golf and spa resort, Dubrovnik,
by Zaha Hadid Architects

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Prototype villa for golf and spa club, Dubrovnik by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects have designed two prototype villas for a site overlooking the historic town of Dubrovnik in Croatia.

Prototype villa for golf and spa club, Dubrovnik by Zaha Hadid Architects

The concepts, named "Rock" (top) and "Shell" (above), have been developed to help define the architectural style of the resort, which will eventually consist of 400 villas plus hotels and a golf course.

Prototype villa for golf and spa club, Dubrovnik by Zaha Hadid Architects

Above: Rock. Below: Shell.

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Concept Design Report

Introduction

The brief called for the design of two prototype Villas for a new Golf and Spa Resort in Croatia overlooking the old town of Dubrovnik. The total development comprises 400 villas, two 5* hotels, luxury apartments, retail facilities, a spa and an 18 hole golf course including a golf resort club house.

Prototype villa for golf and spa club, Dubrovnik by Zaha Hadid Architects

A recently developed master plan determines the perimeter and size of the parcels, which range from 12,000m2 to 20,000m2. The site of the prototype villas is located at the edge of the plateau with picturesque views. The prototype villas shall define the overall architectural design of the resort.

Prototype villa for golf and spa club, Dubrovnik by Zaha Hadid Architects

Site

The area of development is located north of Dubrovnik, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The land comprises 430 hectare and is located on a high plateau approximately 300m to 400m above sea level, north of the old town of Dubrovnik.

Prototype villa for golf and spa club, Dubrovnik by Zaha Hadid Architects

At the southern edge of the project site, the terrain slopes steeply towards the sea. The terrain also slightly slopes from west to east. The elevated level of the site allows for magnificent views in all directions.

Prototype villa for golf and spa club, Dubrovnik by Zaha Hadid Architects

Towards south the owner will enjoy sea views and views of the old town of Dubrovnik. In north direction one can enjoy picturesque mountain and landscape views.

Prototype villa for golf and spa club, Dubrovnik by Zaha Hadid Architects

Design Concept Option Rock

Zaha Hadid Architects architectural proposal is a distinct and unique structure with a strong sense of identity and character.

Prototype villa for golf and spa club, Dubrovnik by Zaha Hadid Architects

It has a highly expressive, sculptural quality, infused with a sense of light and space. Light and views are the driving forces of the house.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Rock

Above: Rock - site plan. Click for larger image

The design is inspired by the Croatian karst topography. Typical karst elements such as sharp-edged cliffs, caves, dolines and sinkholes are adopted by our design.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Rock

Above: Rock - level -1. Click for larger image

Metaphorically speaking, the structure appears like a rock, which is partly sunken into the ground.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Rock

Above: Rock - level 0. Click for larger image

The seven bedroom house is designed as a three-level structure keeping the buildings profile low in sympathy to the surrounding landscaping and the old town of Dubrovnik.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Rock

Above: Rock - level 1. Click for larger image

The building is positioned at the very edge of the slope to take full advantage of the views. The park and garden area to the north will be used as recreation area and buffer zone to the existing village and the semi-public road.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Rock

Above: Rock - roof plan. Click for larger image

Design Concept Option Shell

Zaha Hadid Architects design offers long views internally and engages with the surrounding landscape. The prototype for this luxurious private residence has been developed in response to the programme, the landscape and the views.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Rock

Above: Rock - section. Click for larger image

The house was designed to be light and spacious with sliding doors giving access to external terraces and courtyards.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Shell

Above: Shell - site plan. Click for larger image

The private residence elongated curvilinear building shape is inspired by shell structures as they are found along the Croatian Coastline.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Shell

Above: Shell - level -1. Click for larger image

The seven bedroom house is designed as a three-level structure keeping the buildings profile low in sympathy to the surrounding landscaping and the old town of Dubrovnik.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Shell

Above: Shell - level 0. Click for larger image

The building is positioned at the very edge of the slope to take full advantage of the views. The park and garden area to the north will be used as recreation area and buffer zone to the existing village and the semi-public road.

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Shell

Above: Shell - roof plan. Click for larger image

Golf and Spa Resort Dubrovnik

Location: Croatia, Dubrovnik 2009
Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Markus Planteu
Lead Designer: Thomas Mathoy

Concept villas for golf and spa resort by Zaha Hadid Architects Shell

Above: Shell - section. Click for larger image

Project Team: Dennis Brezina, Ivan Ucros, Jesus Garate, Dimitris Akritopoulos, Muthahar Khan
Client: Razvoj Golf
Program: Residential


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