Kinarut Waterfront Resort II
WSG Group Sdn Bhd
Shire of Kinarut, Kota Kinabalu
300 Room Resort, 240 Suite Condominium
Drawing design cues from traditional Chinese lanterns, the project consists of two rectilinear forms delicately poised over the beachfront. Cladded in a bio-climatic aluminium screen which provides shelter from the hot and humid climate, the two forms - one a 300 bedroom hotel and the other a 240 unit condominium tower, sit above a shared roof garden and a private spa retreat. Below, three podium levels house premium retail tenancies, an event and banqueting centre and boutique restaurants.
This minimal composition utilizes a highly efficient structural system and repetitive/modularized building elements - achieving a design outcome that is both efficient to deliver and cost sensitive.
Responding to the tropical climate, the project features extensive first principles ESD initiatives - all circulation spaces are naturally ventilated, large atriums which allow the penetration of filtered natural light, deep eaves for passive shading, rain water collection and re-use.