A Coastal Retreat //
South of Beirut-Lebanon
Project A Coastal Retreat
Program Leisure & resorts
Location South of Beirut-Lebanon
Completion 2005
Area 20,000m2
Extending along a kilometer of the Lebanese southern coastline, this exclusive beach resort is nestled among exotic guava groves and is designed to open up on an untamed but tranquil sea and a magnificent setting sun. Gently slanting towards the sea, winding pathways invite visitorsto a contemplative walk or a refreshing swim in the sea.

The organic aspects of this project grew from the dedication to make it as eco-friendly as possible, carving the entire landscape around the already existing vegetation, fully aware that luxury lies within nature.

With its paradisiacal beach, the lush greenery and exotic fruiting trees surrounding this stretch of beachfront property made this project exotic from the onset. To create a true natural haven and complete the existing Eden-esque atmosphere, raw materials, such as YlangYlang, were shipped in from Bali.

A strong, early coordination between the architectural and landscaping work allowed for an ideal outcome, with nature at its core. The soft landscape made up of lawns, exotic and flowering trees, and shrubs, all seem to engulf the hard landscape made up of pools, kids pools, sundecks, bungalows, and restaurants scattered across the resort and positioned to give beachgoers an idyllic view from every angle.

The true jewels of this project however, are the personal, serviced bungalows, with private Jacuzzisoverlooking the sea and bubbling from a tailored garden that inspires comfort and escape. From these bungalows, we created a space that whisks visitors away to a destination far from the hustle and bustle of Beirut.
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