FGLA 2019 Merit: Z9 Resort

Commercial / 2nd Quarter 2019

FGLA 2019 Merit: Z9 Resort

The architects believe that the natural context should play the most important role in designing resorts; the buildings to play a supporting role. Good detailed design and planning will frame liveable architectural spaces, like the common area at Z9 Resort, for guests to enjoy the view. The property was designed and built to follow the topography, lightly ‘touching’ the land and water.

Aerial view

At the resort, the 3R concept (reduce, reuse and recycle) was applied throughout the construction process and material selections. A lightweight steel structure was used for a ‘lighter’ impact on-site, as well as a faster and cleaner building process, without the need for heavy construction machinery. Other materials such as local bamboo, old wood from the existing resort, shingled roofs and vinyl flooring were selected for their flexible properties to allow for adjustments due to the floating nature of Z9. The use of local materials also helped reduce the carbon footprint from long-distance transportation.

Project NameZ9 Resort
LocationSi Sawat, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Completion Date25 December 2017
Gross Floor Area3,100 square metres
Number of Rooms22
Client/OwnerChatchai Chatudomkul
Architecture FirmDersyn Studio Co., Ltd.
Principal ArchitectSarawoot Jansaeng-Aram
Main ContractorChatchai Chatudomkul
Mechanical & Electrical EngineerTeerachote Konglomjeake
Civil & Structural EngineerNarathip Deekaew

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