2019 shortlists

Wild Coast Tented Lodge
by Nomadic Resorts

Wild Coast Tented Lodge is a 36-tent safari camp by Nomadic Resorts located on the southern tip of Sri Lanka, adjacent to Yala National Park.

The series of organic structures are designed to mimic the rocky outcrops that are scattered across the local landscape, with the aim of integrating the camp seamlessly into the site. Hospitality studio Nomadic Resorts worked with interior designer Bo Reudler Studio to create the safari camp, which overlooks the Indian Ocean and is surrounded by woodland. Sustainability, landscape, architecture and heritage are intertwined in the design of the resort, celebrating the flora, fauna and culture of the area with minimal intrusion on the landscape. The camp's waterfront bar, restaurant and library are enclosed within two dome-shaped structures clad in reclaimed teak shingles, designed to imitate the local landscape.

Architect: Nomadic Resorts
Project: Wild Coast Tented Lodge
Shortlisted for: Hospitality building

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