Mahan Rykiel Associates receives approval for the master plan of a Portuguese resort
Mahan Rykiel Associates, a Baltimore based landscape architectural, urban design and planning firm, is pleased to announce it has received Master Plan approval for the Palmares Resort Master Plan in Portugal.
Situated on 200 hectares, this existing 18 hole golf course is located on the southern coast of Portugal. Mahan Rykiel Associates provided a Master Plan for a five star 160 room hotel, conference center, SPA, villas, condos and an additional 9 holes of golf.
Working with Architect, Joao Sousa Menezes, and Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects, MRA reworked some of the existing facilities into the proposed development. Maintaining 18 operating holes during construction was key to the ultimate routing. New villas are situated on ridge lines to afford views to the ocean or the golf course. The hotel is nestled halfway up the hillside, providing a central location with easy golf and beach access.
The plan maintains the natural character of the landform and establishes dramatic views to the Atlantic Ocean within the resort complex.
The area is a popular place for European investors who enjoy a less developed coastline and an environment which is still dominated by nature rather than man's intrusion upon it.