The SPA

The SPA

Lieu
JBR - Dubai - United Arab Emirates | View Map
Année du projet
2020
Catégorie
Centres de bien-être
Alex Jeffries Photography Group

The SPA

KCA International en tant que Architectes d'intérieur.

A heaven situated on level 75 offering unparallel panoramic views of the ocean from all treatment rooms. The Spa offers guests avant-garde wellness experiences across 9 treatment rooms, a steam roomand a sauna, as well as a Couples’ Suite and relaxation areas.The Spa at Address Beach Resort is equipped with the latest version of the world-renowned Gharieni massage beds for a bespoke spa experience. The Vichy shower is also innovative, designed to wake up the circulatory system with a warm water rain massage.The interior design is contemporary with a Hexawood patterned floor tile in a light-coloredfinish with feature mosaic, eucalyptus figured timber and pale teal wallpaper on the walls.  The figured timber pattern in prominent as a feature wall finish and emulates the shifting sand on the beach.  The counter tops are clad in a beautiful Verde Quartzite to add contrast and to offset the pale finishes.A protruding hexagonal tile behind the reception desk highlights the SPA branding and this three dimensional effect is repeated in the artwork with contemporary 3D ceramic petals in the waiting area and relaxation rooms.   The ‘X’ shaped structural beams in the treatment rooms were brought into the design rather than boxed out and are clad in white with a horizontal shelf for candles and scented oils with full height individual metal screens that pivot to showcase the view.

photo_credit Alex Jeffries Photography Group
Alex Jeffries Photography Group

It is defined as the perfect blend of revitalizing spa treatments, world-class facilities, and incomparable views from this brand-new wellness destination.A modern and contemporary development, this is the first Address Residences Property located on the beach in the prime JBR area.  This new beachfront development integrates a hotel branded by premium luxury five-star Address Hotels & Resorts, fully serviced apartments, and luxury residences within an iconic 77-storey architectural marvel.The brief was to ensure the overall design of the Spa created a “World of elevated relaxation and hospitable serenity and to highlight the amazing views as the Spa is located on level 72”.   Particular attention had to be paid to a light-colored palette, indicative of the ADDRESS brand but with contrasting feature wall finishes in line with a Resort setting.KCA were asked to maximise the number of treatment rooms and lounge spaces but that each space had to feel open and welcoming and the flow from the reception to relaxation area to treatment room was paramount to the guests visit.The inspiration came from the spectacular views that we knew the guests would experience from the 72nd floor.  Originally the Spa was to be located on level 11 but the client felt that a Spa in the Sky would be a unique experience for the guest.  We therefore used water and earth as a theme for the colour palette.  We paid particular attention to colours of the sea in the very early morning, as during the winter months, there is a subtle teal hue and we wanted to bring this into the design.  These blue and green hard finishes contrast with the light palette.

photo_credit Alex Jeffries Photography Group
Alex Jeffries Photography Group

The Address Beach Resort is a spectacular duo of interconnected towers that redefine the Jumeirah skyline, with their 310-metretall stature.The towers’ form is an ellipse in plan, with a void at the centre that serves to increase daylight penetration and views towards the Palm, JBR beach and the horizon. In essence, the building functions as two towers, with separate cores, that are connected at the base for the lobby and at the top for the penthouses and sky lofts.The building also includes The Guinness Book of Records highest infinity pool in the world(293.9mt.)

‘X’ shaped structural beams are a prominent structural feature on this entire floor plate and are located not just at the façade glazing but also centrally located in the main reception area.KCA decided to use these structural beams to our advantage rather than the structure dictating the interior design.As the building has an elliptical form, the layout of the spa follows the same shape:KCA had to apply a different approach to maximize the space, avoiding as much as possible hidden corners and unused spaces, keeping a sense of brightness, especially in the treatment rooms without compromising the sense of intimacy required by a spa.

photo_credit Alex Jeffries Photography Group
Alex Jeffries Photography Group

The guest experience from the reception area to the treatment rooms was reviewed many times during the planning process to ensure the correct flow and to provide a feature couples treatment room in the centre of the Spa. The ‘X’ shaped structural beams in the treatment rooms were a huge structural feature in each room, at first blocking and hindering the view.  Using the approach that this structural element should be embraced rather than avoided, the design complements the beams and the secondary overlaying of metal screens adds to their quality rather than the beams becoming a negative impact on the space. In the reception area, the ‘X’ structural beams were located in the centre of the space and were developed into the design holistically by the creation of two entrances to the spa from the lift lobby.Optimizing the views to the Arabian Gulf and the Palm Jumeirah was always an important part of the original design and from concept we ensured that the orthogonal structural arrangement would enhance this aspect. The twin tower orientation is almost perfectly aligned to the east west axis. This orientation uses first principles of sustainable design to passively reduce the solar gain on the towers by over 50% by facing the narrowest edges of the building towards the low angle rising and setting sun.The hotel is a true destination for visitors and provides a lush green environment within an urban context. In line with the Green Dubai strategy the development is highly integrated with the pedestrian connectivity of the Dubai Marina, allowing for multiple pedestrian routes to link through the site and back to the neighboring urban context.

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