Ibis Goa is located in Candolim, Goa and is built for the Accor Group. It has been designed using revit, a renowned BIM architectural tool. Vernacular Goan style of architecture teamed with hints of contemporary design can be seen here. Locally available material like laterite stones which are abundantly used in Goan structures are used to achieve a vernacular look. The biggest challenge in designing this hotel was to create an ambiance of a resort while catering to the numbers that are signature to a typical hotel. It was their first flagship hotel in the resort category and the desired ambiance was achieved by adding multiple contours in the topography and opting for low rise buildings instead of high rise towers as often seen in hotels. Apart from this, integration of the built form into the landscape helped the designers create a very vernacular ambiance. Natural light is known to elevate the mood of occupants, and in order to create a relaxing environment, the spaces are lush with natural ventilation to create a positive ambiance for guests. It is not just the aesthetics, but every other aspect of the functionality of hotel is taken care of by different experts in the team. MEP design was monitored closely in order to make the operational costs more effective. This was also achieved by using the new technology called IVRFW.
This hotel design is an ideal example of how integrating the built form with nature and the usage of locally available material can not only enhance the aesthetics but also make the structure more eco friendly. The vision to reduce the carbon footprint of the building has successfully been achieved here.
|Location||:||Calangute, Goa, India|
|Built up Area||:||90,000 Sq. Ft|