aro ha wellness retreat overlooks new zealand landscape
 
aro ha wellness retreat overlooks new zealand landscape aro ha wellness retreat overlooks new zealand landscape
apr 08, 2014

aro ha wellness retreat overlooks new zealand landscape

aro hā wellness retreat overlooks new zealand landscape
all images courtesy of aro hā wellness retreat

 

 

 

located on new zealand’s south island, ‘aro hā‘ is a purpose built, self-sufficient retreat offering its guests access to yoga, hiking, strength training, meditation, therapeutic massage and detoxifying vegetarian cuisine. designed by local practice tennent + brown architects, the timber dwelling provides accommodation for only 32 guests at any one time, encouraging group interaction. providing views across the 21 acre site, an open terrace is oriented to face lake wakatipu.

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the retreat is located on new zealand’s south island, 40 minutes drive from queenstown

 

 

 

through combining ancient traditions associated to the region with modern technologies, the scheme is monitored by a state-of-the-art infrastructure management system, allowing the efficient conversion of sun and water to energy. this off-grid power capability in addition to passive environmental techniques ensures that the retreat has a minimum carbon footprint.

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the self-sufficient scheme offers its guests access to a range of activities

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the timber dwelling provides accommodation for only 32 guests at any one time

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a state-of-the-art management system monitors the entirety of the resort

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outdoor pools set within the external terrace

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providing views across the 21 acre site, an open terrace is oriented to face lake wakatipu

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internal volumes offer views across the impressive landscape

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the implementation of solar panels allows the scheme to operate off-grid

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