Sweeping 250 metres along a bustling beachside street, the Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort offers a new lifestyle hub typology. The project covers 3.2 hectares and contains two zones: the ‘Beachwalk’ retail lifestyle hub, and the five-star Sheraton Hotel Kuta Bali resort. The design concept was inspired by the terraced paddy fields that dot the Balinese landscape.
The project covers an area of 3.2 hectares and contains two zones: the ‘Beachwalk’ retail lifestyle hub, and the five-star Sheraton Hotel Kuta Bali resort. The development is a mélange of landscape plates that create a ‘soft’ environment. Planned with consultation from the Balinese government, the development revamps and embellishes the streetscape and encourages positive interaction with pedestrians.
The hotel also takes an ‘open’ design concept. The arrival sequence involves vehicular access through a small patterned lane before a double-volume lobby space delivers a spectacular and unhindered sea view. Two sets of U-shaped hotel wings gesture toward the sea, with gardens at the centre of each wing. The double-loaded hotel rooms are diagonally oriented to allow all guests to enjoy the sunset from their private balconies. Hanging plants are perched above another patterned block wall. This time the pattern, which is common in Balinese buildings, is composed of recessed and semi-recessed concrete blocks. Entering the quiet lane brings immediate relief from the bustle of the street. Finally, after ascending the ramp, visitors arrival at the hotel’s lobby and begin their relaxing tropical escape.
The project represents the architects’ push toward environmental and social sustainability in the built environment.