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WATER & WASTES DIGEST features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

09 July 2019 From the ashes, By: Sara Myers “[Beat] Huesler[, Director of European Operations,] explained that he and his colleagues did not want to create an industrial building in the middle of the forest, something others had done before. ‘We want to have a building that speaks to the nature, and we also want to have an educational element in the building,’ Huesler said. ‘We want to send school classes there to educate them on how the drinking water […]

ELLE DECOR ITALIA – The golf club that speaks the language of the desert

24 June 2019 By: Chiara Pasini “The Ayla Golfclub stands on an area of ​​44 square kilometers and was born from the desire to interact with a deeply characterized and wild natural landscape. The Clubhouse designed by Oppenheim Architecture stands as a veritable oasis in the city of Aquaba, Jordan , surrounded by the 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman; the project includes residential buildings, hotels and commercial spaces as well as of course the Clubhouse and the Golf […]

SCALE MAGAZINE features Muttenz Water Purification Plant

21 June 2019 In dialogue with nature “The City of Muttenz, Switzerland commissioned Oppenheim Architecture Europe to design the city’s new municipal water purification plant. The resulting building is an expressive form in its natural context, taking the shape of the functional interiors, aging while being in constant dialogue with the surrounding.” Read the full article on the Scale Magazine website. Photo Credit: Börje Müller

BAUNETZ features Ayla Golf Academy & Clubhouse

18 June 2019 Golfing in the Jordanian desert sand “For the southern part of the country around Aqaba, the only Jordanian city with access to the sea, it is even the first golf course ever. Right on the border with Israel, between Eilat, its new airport recently opened, the Red Sea and the Jordanian desert is the 430-acre area. The Ayla Oasis Development Company is developing an area with sports facilities, beach club, harbor, hotel and commercial space, restaurants and […]

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 […]