Dezeen promotion: an deserted wine manufacturing facility transformed right into a lodge by Athens architects Ok-Studio has been named Final Winner of the AHEAD International Awards in a livestream broadcast on Dezeen immediately.
Constructed inside the derelict constructions of an deserted wine manufacturing facility on Greece’s western Peloponnese shoreline, the Dexamenes Seaside Lodge took dwelling the extremely coveted AHEAD International Final Accolade in addition to the Inventive Conversion Award.
Untouched because the 1920s, the wine manufacturing facility’s present buildings had been sensitively preserved by design observe Ok-Studio whereas interventions that may complement their brutality had been added.
On web site, the studio had been introduced with two concrete blocks that had been divided lengthwise into two rows of 10 storage tanks. These tanks turned the similar lodge rooms organized in a linear plan with their openings in the direction of the adjoining seashore.
A large promenade raised above the sand and leads all the way down to the water connecting the rooms to a light-weight construction on the finish of the block, which homes the reception, bar, eating room and lounge.
Judges described the design as “the peak of unpretentious luxurious” and praised it for respecting each its previous and its environment.
“This transformation was the principle problem of the undertaking,” commented Ok-Studio, which has beforehand designed a Greek restaurant in London that references outdated Athenian eateries. “We labored with the naked aesthetic of the location with out introducing any components or supplies alien to it. This outlined our palette of concrete, metal timber and engineered glass.”
“New development leaves the present buildings comparatively untouched to retain their robust presence and we distinction and steadiness outdated and new by utilizing the commercial palette in a chic method,” it added.
The Final Winner is the highest accolade given on the AHEAD International Awards – a digital hospitality design award present that came about over three days and marks the fruits of eight regional AHEAD occasions that came about all through 2019 and 2020. AHEAD stands for Awards for Hospitality Expertise and Design.
This yr’s occasion noticed 48 regional winners from 2019-2020 compete head-to-head to determine the last word winners.
In addition to the last word winner and the class winners, which had been chosen from the shortlist by a panel of over 60 judges from throughout the hospitality and design industries, AHEAD introduced a Folks’s Selection Award to the Santa Monica Correct Lodge designed by native agency Howard Laks Architects, which was voted for by a dwell viewers throughout the second day of the ceremony.
With a residing room-style foyer and particulars that allude to its seashore setting, the Californian lodge’s relaxed inside designed by Kelly Wearstler was described as “rigorously thought of, densely layered however by no means overpowering”.
Elsewhere, class winners included the Asbury Ocean Membership, a undertaking on the USA’s Jersey Shore that was led by architect Anda Andrei. It scooped the Beachfront Magnificence Award garnering reward for its “magical ocean views”, lush greenery, “unparalleled facilities” and beneficiant proportions.
The judges particularly appreciated its “intimate residential really feel” which Andrei created by sourcing one-of-a-kind furnishings from the world over corresponding to a restricted version chair by Charles Kalpakian and a classic Ultrafragola mirror by Ettore Sottsass.
A 36-tent safari camp close to Sri Lanka’s Yala Nationwide Park secured the Gamechanger Award. The judges chosen the Wild Coast Tented Lodge on account of its iconic architectural type which was created on a restricted funds.
Designed by hospitality studio Nomadic Resorts alongside inside designer Bo Reudler Studio, the sustainably constructed complicated incorporates a sequence of bamboo dwellings clad in reclaimed teak shingles that had been designed to imitate rocky outcrops scattered throughout the native panorama.
The Amanyangyun lodge in Shanghai was topped winner of AHEAD’s Regeneration class. Designed by Kerry Hill Architects as a part of a restoration of a 2,000-year-old forest, the undertaking additionally concerned the preservation of a number of vintage buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties that had been salvaged from their authentic web site in Jiangxi province, to keep away from demolition to make method for a brand new dam.
The judges applauded the best way the undertaking celebrated craftsmanship, historical past and tradition.
The awards ceremony additionally acknowledged accommodations inbuilt distant areas with a devoted Rural Retreat class, which was topped by the Omaanda in Namibia – a lodge set inside the 9,000-hectare Zannier Reserve close to the Namibian capital Windhoek.
Conceived by Zannier Lodges, the camp was constructed utilizing the normal constructing strategies of the Owambo, the most important ethnic group in Namibia.
The Sanctuary Award went to The Retreat at Blue Lagoon – a 62-room resort lodge embedded within the lava formations and turquoise geothermal swimming pools of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon complicated inside the UNESCO International Geopark.
Created by Design Group Italia in collaboration with Icelandic agency Basalt Architects, the Retreat’s structure and design reference the putting panorama of lava, vivid inexperienced moss and vibrant blue water that encompass the Blue Lagoon complicated.
Regardless of the present Covid-19 restrictions that make socialising harder, AHEAD selected to have fun these accommodations with distinctive public areas with its Social Scene class.
The Normal London by ORMS topped the listing because of its rooftop restaurant by Peter Sanchez Iglesia and floor flooring reception, bar and restaurant, all of which boast vibrant, 1970s-inspired interiors by Archer Humphryes Architects.
Described as “a dramatic addition to the Bangkok skyline”, the 33-storey Rosewood lodge in Bangkok took dwelling the City Award – an accolade created for one of the best giant, luxurious newbuild property in an city location.
The winners had been introduced in a livestream broadcast on Dezeen immediately hosted by Sleeper Journal’s editor-at-large Man Dittrich.