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HYATT PLACE

Rameshwaram

Client: JKR Enterprise Ltd.
Architect: CDPL
Concept Landscape Architect: ONE Landscape, Hong Kong
Area: 6.00 Acres
Landscape Cost: 2.50 Crores
Status: Ongoing since 2013

Located in the historic Rameswaram-an island between the Indian mainland and Sri Lanka, the landscape concept for this boutique hotel is derived from the sublime nature of the shoreline with inputs from the local vegetation of the grasses that grow in these harsh saline conditions.

The design language is inspired by the muted palette of the sea, the sand and the green with their layering and horizontal arrangement of space. In terms of their materiality, it meddles with spacial interplay of contrast, textures and colours. In terms of the shapes, the design articulation limits itself to the basic interplay of rectangles. The planting palette is restricted to a maximum of 7 to 8 species that thrive well within the harsh salinity of air and soil.