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11 May 2018

Yala Wild Coast Lodge wins UNESCO's Prix Versailles

We are very proud to share with you our collaboration with Nomadic Resorts, Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka, won UNESCO's Prix Versailles for Worlds' Best Restaurant design 2018.

Culture and commercial architecture: two domains that are often depicted as contradictory. Indeed, commerce is associated with utilitarian functionalism, immediacy, playing it safe, and an impoverished style. Whilst culture is associated with beauty, creativity and a disinterested ideal.

The Prix recognizes the most remarkable structures, in terms of both interior and exterior architecture. Because the Prix is associated with Versailles, we want that world renowned symbol of beauty and elegance to serve not as a model but as a beacon or impetus for quality commercial architecture, today and tomorrow.

Architect Olav Bruin and Bo went to Paris to receive the award on 15th May.

The jury with chairman François de Mazières (Mayor of Versailles) included French architect Manuelle Gautrand, Chinese architects Ma Yansong (MAD) and Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu, fashion designer Guo Pei from China, renowned French chef Guy Savoy and Former Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre Minja Yang from Japan.

 
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11 May 2018

Hospitality Design Awards

For Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Sri Lanka we have been selected as a finalist for both the best Resort category and the Sustainable project category at the 14th annual Hospitality Design Awards, the industry’s premier competition, which celebrates the best in hospitality and product design. #hdawards2018. There were over 700 applications for the competition - including the world's leading hotel design groups.

 
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10 May 2018

New Website

We are proud to present our new website to you. After years of loyal service it was time to say goodbye to our good old site (picture below). In the coming weeks we will be finetuning the conntent but did not want you to wait any longer so please feel free to start exploring our new site.

 
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20 April 2018

Feature article in Architecture + Design, India

Thank you Architecture + Design for the beautiful 8 page feature article on the eco-resort we designed in Sri Lanka; Wild Coast Tented Lodge.

 
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10 April 2018

Feature interview in The Dots, Yearbook Dutch Design

Big thank you to The Dots and Gabrielle Kennedy for the beautiful 6 page article on the eco-resort we designed in Yala National Park in Sri Lanka.

 
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