Hadid's island paradise

Niki May Young
Monday 09 Jun 2008

Star architects on board for private island resort

Exclusive enclaves of modern and experimental luxury residences designed by star architects for the “well-heeled” are cropping up everywhere. New York has Sagaponac. The Cotswolds has the Lower Mill Estate. And now there is Dellis Cay.

Dellis Cay is the vision Dr. Kinay, Chairman and CEO of the international real estate development group, the O Property Collection. Kinay purchased a 560 acre island that is part of Turks and Caicos archipelago and hired seven world renowned architects to create what is being billed as “the worlds rarest living experience in a limited collection of private residences and villas.

On board for the project are Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield, Carl Ettensperger, Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, Piero Lissoni and Chad Oppenheim. In addition to the 124 villas and 154 residences, the island will have a 30,000 sq ft Spa operated by the Mandarin Oriental, a five star luxury hotel, a signature restaurant and numerous casual dining experiences.

The entire development is being master planned by Zaha Hadid, who also has designed some of the island’s residences, villas, restaurants, boutiques and the marina.

Residences will range from $2 million to $20 million. The development broke ground in January and is slated for completion at the end of 2009.

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