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Montenegro Resort, Montenegro 
Tuesday 10 Nov 2009
 
Make that a martini 
 
Make Architects 
 
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17/11/09 william rogan, shenzhen
pictures are NOT architecture, thank heaven. were all this crazy eye candy real, the world would be a truly frightening place.
17/11/09 Big Dog, London
Looks fine but Montenegro is effectivley the middle of knowhere. You are better off going to a beach resort in Thailand, Cape Town for a holiday.
12/11/09 Tom, Beijing
I don't know - somehow I don't like it.
the site is great and on first sight the project looks exciting - another James Bond set probably - what bothers me here and also by most of the well published even more parametric buildings is the overdose for the eye.
I think it is not necessary that every plane or floorplate has to move.
In some projects it seems there are some guys sitting who knows how to use 3Dmax and they can create a very effective rendering. I am afraid this doesn't keep the interest for long.
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James Bond location sets the scene for luxury resort masterplan by Make Architects 

Make Architects has won a closed competition to masterplan and design a new luxury resort on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, beating off competition from Foreign Office Architects, MVRDV and Heatherwick Studio.

Montenegro has a fast growing tourist industry, buoyed by the country’s appearance in the recent James Bond movie ‘Casino Royal’ and exclusive beach performances by Madonna and the Rolling Stones. The number of visitors to the area is expected to triple over the next six years; Make’s winning design targets the upper echelons of this market.

Proposals for the resort capture the unique spirit of the site and include a branded luxury hotel and residential apartments, private access to a secluded beach, extensive leisure facilities and a selection of restaurants and bars, all set within a stunning cliff top location that boasts spectacular views.

Make’s concept takes advantage of the site’s challenging topography and transforms it into a dramatic design feature; three landmark crystalline beacons sit 100m above sea level, offering panoramic views of the Adriatic coast and linking visually with a fourth beacon located in the sea; in between these ‘diamonds’ are three clusters of residential buildings. The gradient is further exploited by the creation of a series of shielded and secluded areas which accommodate a variety of leisure, spa and wellness amenities.

Guests will be able to access all facilities within the resort by either a funicular railway that runs down to the beach, or a treetop walkway which loops through the canopy of trees offering a unique perspective on the natural environment.

The whole resort is bound together through sensitive landscaping and is designed to be as self-sufficient as possible. A stream will also link each element, cascading down the hill from an infinity pool and culminating in a rock pool on the beach. This will lend itself to the use of micro hydro-power, thus adding to the scheme’s overall energy efficiency and ultimately reducing the running cost of the development.

Project Architect Bibiana Zapf said: “This is a dream project for any architect. The location is truly unrivalled and DC Invest has a bold and brave vision for the scheme which will capitalise on the country’s burgeoning tourism industry. We are looking forward to progressing with the design and masterplan”.

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