urko sanchez situates vipingo club house among kenyan golf course
urko sanchez situates vipingo club house among kenyan golf course urko sanchez situates vipingo club house among kenyan golf course
jul 14, 2014
urko sanchez situates vipingo club house among kenyan golf course


urko sanchez situates vipingo club house among kenyan golf course
photo by alberto heras
all images courtesy of urko sánchez architects

 

 

 

located near the kenyan coast among a large residential development, the ‘vipingo club house’ is situated between two 18-hole golf courses and was designed by urko sánchez architects. the design fuses regional elements such as high ceilings and traditional detailing with current day conveniences. the building establishes a strong presence in the landscape, and offers a relaxing getaway during a long day outdoors.

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the building establishes a strong presence in the landscape, and offers a relaxing getaway during a long day outdoors
photo by alberto heras

 

 

 

situated at the highest point on the site, the club house provides expansive views to the hilly context. beyond plenty of spaces for rest, the facility provides changing rooms, a pro shop, office, café, and kitchen, and also integrates photovoltaic panels for reduced energy use.

 

the structure is arranged in an irregular composition of rectilinear volumes, providing different views from diverse angles. large rectangular openings break these surfaces for exterior doors and windows, while the interior features some arched thresholds.

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the club house is arranged in an irregular composition of rectilinear volumes
photo by alberto heras

urko sanchez vipingo club house designboom

the interior features arched thresholds
photos by alberto heras

urko sanchez vipingo club house designboom

situated at the highest point on the site, the club house provides expansive views to the hilly context
photo by alberto heras

urko sanchez vipingo club house designboom

the design fuses regional elements such as high ceilings and traditional detailing with current day conveniences
photo by alberto heras

urko sanchez vipingo club house designboom

photo by alberto heras

 

drawings

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floor plan

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roof plan

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east elevation

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south elevation

 

 

 

project info:

location: vipingo ridge, kenya
year: 2009
total area: 977 sqm
client: vipingo golf club
architect: urko sanchez architects
collaborators: iñigo alonso
photography: alberto heras

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