enota creates tree-filled, sunken atriums for the tetusa oasis resort in turkey
 

enota creates tree-filled, sunken atriums for the tetusa oasis resort in turkey

enota has unveiled plans for the ‘tetusa oasis thermal resort’, which will begin construction next year in cesme, turkey. the program is organized in circular building blocks wrapped around deepened inner atriums. the twisted roofs of interconnected building blocks adapt to the hilly terrain, creating a large ‘landform’ that acts as a city park.

ENOTA architects tetusa resort
the program is organized in circular building blocks wrapped around deepened inner atriums
all images courtesy of enota

 

 

the deepened, tree-filled inner atriums serve as a core design feature of the project. they serve to separate different functional zones of the complex, while also satisfying urban regulations which require placing the programs below ground. the inner side of the atrium is deepened, allowing sunlight to come to underground levels. the height differences also allow views from the atrium towards the surroundings.

ENOTA architects tetusa resort
the inner side of the atrium is deepened, allowing sunlight to come to underground levels

 

 

enota’s design reflects the firm’s research-driven approach to architecture, where study of contemporary social organizations and use of new technologies are interwoven to produce innovative and effective solutions. the nature-inspired project was awarded ‘the hospitality building of the year’ award at the ABB leaf awards in london.

ENOTA architects tetusa resort
the sunken atriums cause the building to appear as a landform

ENOTA architects tetusa resort
the design strategy responded to urban regulations requiring below-ground facilities

ENOTA architects tetusa resort
pools and palm trees contribute to the serene environment

ENOTA architects tetusa resort
facilities are connected by sloping roofs which mold to the terrain

ENOTA architects tetusa resort
the height differences also allow views from the atrium towards the surroundings

ENOTA architects tetusa resort
the large complex also functions as a city-park

ENOTA architects tetusa resort
cesme is a well-known resort town in turkey off the aegean sea

 

 

project info:

 

project: tetusa oasis thermal resort
location: cesme, turkey
type: commission
year: 2015
status: in progress
size: 58,700 sqm
client: private

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    501,678 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample