Eco-friendly, Energy Efficient Wellness Destination
A Golf resort of Dreams, Maximising Contact with Nature
Located in the most beautiful of Algarve landscapes, this true oasis of tranquillity and nature is designed to keep visitors away from crowds and mass tourism. The idyllic landscape provides the perfect location for a hotel and 9-hole golf course nestled among lakes, olive, cork, and oak trees on sloped terrains that open out onto vast countryside views. The aim was to integrate the property into its surrounding landscape, dividing it into five interconnected sections that meander gently along the terrain. The hotel is primarily south-facing, the orientation most beneficial to it benefitting from the Algarve’s famous sunshine and blue skies.
The hotel will provide the essential services and facilities of a five-star hotel, including spacious, light accommodation units: a spa & gym area and seven culinary highlights, with the kitchens serving local recipes conjured with international finesse, made with fresh, organic produce provided by local farmers. The design contains indoor and outdoor swimming pools and two tennis courts, as would be expected, but with authentic designs and constructions designed around the latest sustainability standards, integrating eco-friendly materials and highly efficient technologies.
Although the Algarve is world-renowned for its climate, temperatures can drop at night-time, which means constructions need efficient thermal insulation. Sourcing materials locally is as much a priority of ours as optimising energy performance, so CORE plans to use thermal, nationally produced bricks combined with local cork panel insulation. Sound insulation is a crucial consideration when seeking to create a self-sustainable hotel design. Our team is to work closely with our client to prioritise sustainability and wellness across every aspect of the project, creating a hotel experience that is truly authentic and promotes a holistic, healthy lifestyle for its occupants.