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FAST COMPANY – This gorgeous beach resort appears to disappear in the desert sand

17 June 2019 By: Katharine Schwab “Jordan is renowned for its history, food, and striking desert landscape. A new resort in the port city of Aqaba is taking the rolling dunes of the desert as its inspiration, as encapsulated by the curved roof of a gorgeous new clubhouse and golf center.” Read the full article on the Fast Company website. Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

SCALE MAGAZINE features Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse

15 June 2019 In harmony with the landscape “The architecture of Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse by Oppenheim Architecture takes inspiration from the natural dunes and mountains of the surrounding desert landscape of Jordan as well as the architectural heritage of the ancient Bedouin. The innovative and organic design of the building forms the iconic core of the Ayla Oasis mixed-use resort development. This building is designed by Chad Oppenheim and Beat Huesler of Oppenheim Architecture, an award-winning architecture, planning, […]

CASA VOGUE – Clube de golfe na Jordânia encanta com formato de dunas

14 June 2019 By: Luciana Ramos “Localizada no extremo sul da Jordânia, a cidade costeira de Aqaba concentra paisagens impactantes e é um dos pontos turísticos mais procurados com relação ao seu balneário de mergulho e praia. Agora, outro lazer que tem chamado muita atenção é o campo de golf, mais especificamente o clube que fornece a prática desse esporte – o Ayla Golfclub.” Read the full article on the Casa Vogue website. Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

DOMUS – A golf club in Jordan mimics the desert dunes

14 June 2019 By: Alessandro Benetti “The deserts of Jordan come to touch on the sea in Aqaba, and alongside the limited national coastline in the vicinities of the city. Here, inside a larger development of approximately 17 square miles, also comprising residential apartments, hotels and commercial spaces, Oppenheim Architecture builds the Ayla Golf Academy and Clubhouse.” Read the full article on the Domus website. Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

CURBED – Concrete desert retreat mimics surrounding mountains and dunes

12 June 2019 By: Liz Stinson “If a building is going to mimic its surroundings, it’s awfully convenient to build it among gentle but striking rolling mountains and sand dunes. That’s what Oppenheim Architecture did with the Ayla Golfclub, an ultra-chic leisure retreat in Aqaba, Jordan.” Read the full article on the Curbed website. Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

SUPERFUTURE features Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse

12 June 2019 By: Andreas “Playing golf in the Jordanian desert may not be the top priority of seasoned travellers, but they may very soon reconsider. We’re talking Ayla, a luxury resort complex just outside the port city of Aqaba in Jordan. Currently still in development, it’s a true oasis which will eventually comprise of an area of 4.3 million sqm. (46.2 million sq.ft.) featuring a plethora of facilities and venues. The latest venue to have emerged on the landscaped […]

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST – The World’s Coolest New Golf Clubhouse Is Nothing Like You Would Imagine

30 April 2019 By: Elizabeth Stamp “Golf establishments typically have a sense of formality and tradition (and plenty of plaid). But when designing the new Ayla Golfclub in Jordan, Miami-based firm Oppenheim Architecture wanted to throw out tradition and pay homage to the spectacular setting. The club is part of the Ayla Oasis, a resort in the coastal city of Aqaba, and accompanies an 18-hole course designed by Greg Norman. ‘We were asked for an iconic building, and we are […]

HOSPITALITY DESIGN interviews Oppenheim Architecture founder, Chad Oppenheim

March/April 2019 Back Space Going Green with Chad Oppenheim “At the studio, we have a deep love and fascination with nature. We want to make sure we do everything to protect and celebrate it.” – Chad Oppenheim Read the Hospitality Design article PDF

ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

09 April 2019 Oppenheim Architecture completes Muttenz Water Purification Plant “The City of Muttenz, Switzerland, commissioned Oppenheim Architecture Europe to design the city’s new municipal water purification plant. The plant is a model of sustainability and extremely sensitive to its contrasting setting near the Rhine riverfront. Nestled between the protected forest and the nearby industrial parks, the project also holds an exhibition and educational area that explains the complex purification process. The function of the drinking water treatment plant is […]

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST RUSSIA features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

09 April 2019 Cliff Water Treatment Plant in Switzerland, By: Ekaterina Karpukhina “Previously, industrial facilities tried to build away from the city center: massive buildings were hidden in industrial areas, behind high fences. But times are changing . . . Oppenheim Architecture . . . made an architectural piece of art out of a municipal drinking water treatment plant. The plant was located between a protected forest and parks, so the architects decided to build a building resembling a rock […]