Formal entry to this eco-friendly five-star resort of 103 rooms is marked by a fissure in the landscape of a grass hill and stone outcroppings, marked by a stone porte-cochere, underscoring the dialectic between rural and urban and enhancing the overcrowded shopping streetscape of Sanur. The hillside morphology creates a multi-storey man-made infrastructure which contains the resort's activities. Eco-technological features include: rainwater harvesting and grey-water recycling; the green roof as a passive design insulator; sea breezes providing natural ventilation in the public areas; wooden flooring using timber sourced from sustainable plantations; and sand from the basement excavation upcycled. Maya Sanur introduces a new typology in hospitality design in Indonesia, and in Bali in particular.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture