mango bay resort's rammed earth spa by P.I architects is tucked away in a vietnamese forest

mango bay resort's rammed earth spa by P.I architects is tucked away in a vietnamese forest

P.I architects has designed a new spa for mango bay resort, a well-known destination in vietnam‘s phu quoc island. tucked away in the rich vegetation of the surrounding forest, the spa comprises four rectangular volumes developed around a landscape pond. the rammed earth walls of the four volumes are combined with wooden louver doors and windows, and topped by extended thatched roofs. the result is an airy and comfortable space that embodies the resort’s rustic, cosy spirit.mango bay resort's rammed earth spa by P.I architects is tucked away in a vietnamese forestphotos by quang tran

 

 

mango bay resort is an eco-friendly destination in phu quoc island, with only 44 bungalows on a piece of land that spreads over 10 hectares. P.I architects was invited to design the resort’s new spa, situated on a light slope toward the sea, hidden behind the bungalows and surrounded by jungle. the project consists of four buildings surrounding a landscape pond and linked by covered walkways. the two main buildings enclose the reception area, changing rooms with showers, treatment rooms and relaxation areas, while the other two volumes consist of only treatment rooms.top view of the spa's four volumes and landscape pond

 

 

in terms of landscape, the project follows the resort’s spirit by integrating local plants and flowers in the garden. the only exception is the plumerias, which are planted in the landscape pond and represent a new beginning and expectation of peace. ‘during the construction stage, we tried to avoid destroying the surrounding jungle as much as possible,’ explains P.I architects. right after the completion of the project, new trees were planted to replace the ones that were cut down. approach to mango bay resort's rammed earth spa by P.I architects view of the landscape pond the four volumes of the spa surround a landscape pond

mango bay resort's rammed earth spa by P.I architects is tucked away in a vietnamese forest
mango bay resort's rammed earth spa by P.I architects is tucked away in a vietnamese forest

interior view of one of the rooms at the new spa

wooden louver doors and windows

treatment room with louver doors and windows

interior view of reception area

mango bay resort's rammed earth spa by P.I architects is tucked away in a vietnamese forest

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: mango bay resort

architect: P.I architects

location: ong lang, phu quoc island, vietnam

GFA: 320 sqm

lighting design: hanh nguyen

construction: tan my quan co.ltd

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