The Zanzibar hotel resort is a 17000 sqm luxury hospitality project, located in the northern coastline of Zanzibar Island. The inspiration for the project stemmed from the analysis and interpretation of local traditional elements- such as the old sales of the fisherman’s boats, together with the unique underwater creatures and fauna.
Project Name: Zanzibar beach Resort
Architecture Firm: Moshe Katz Architect
Firm Location: Israel
Gross Built Area: 17000 sqm
Project location: Zanzibar Island.
Lead Architects: Moshe Katz Architect
The sea star became the complexe’s building-development on site, the façade textures and materials imitating the skin of some sea creatures with a play of light and color. The hotel with its suite rooms, is designed based on a central point of attraction, the public space, and pools- opening and stretching towards the sea- where a floating bar/restaurant is placed.
Each building has its own dynamic “sail” – a shade skin structure filtering the sun, creating different light effects in the rooms, open spaces, and walls of the buildings. Around the built complex, in its open areas- a variety of gardens and open-air activities are designed to form a green “belt” to connect the whole site to its natural borders.
The hotel offers day and night activities, an innovative, mixed use hotel resort that emphasizes the connection to its local natural conditions and language.