The hotel is divided into two low rise wings containing the guestrooms which rest above the sand dunes. The lower spaces are set into the sloping topography. The design minimises the building footprint providing an extensive landscape and ocean views. Materials including locally manufactured bricks for use in the façade screens and gabion walls using locally sourced basalt contribute to localise the architecture.
The Westin Cam Ranh is located in the coastal area of Central Vietnam near Nha Trang. The 56 acre, beachfront site forms part of an untouched 15km beach within easy access of the Central Highlands. The project comprises of 250 guestrooms, 80 pool villas, spa and banqueting facilities.
The design developed an organic language in response to the dramatic coastal dune topography. Maximizing spectacular ocean and mountain views the buildings are designed to gently sit within the landscape. Local materials and construction techniques are blended to provide low-tech, high labour solutions aimed at offering local communities the chance to benefit from the project. At the same time offering guests a unique sense of place.
Project Status: Under Development