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Category : Resorts

DETAIL – Shotcrete Mountains: Golf Clubhouse in Aqaba

14 November 2019 By: Jakob Schoof “In the Jordanian coastal city of Aqaba, located on the Red Sea, a huge, 44-km² holiday resort is currently being developed around an 18-hole golf course. For the clubhouse, the Oppenheim Architecture studio decided in favour of a geomorphic design of sprayed-concrete hills which echo the appearance of the nearby mountain ranges of the Jordanian desert.” Read the full article on the Detail website. Photo Credit: Rory Gardiner

LUX EXPOSÉ – illa Bimini Resort & Residences is a new private oasis North of Bahamas

15 July 2019 “Scheduled to break ground August 2019, illa Bimini Resort & Residences will be one of the first world-class designed developments in Bimini. Designed by Island Developers, a leading Caribbean real estate development firm, globally recognized Oppenheim Architecture + Design and landscape architect Raymond Jungles, the beachfront eco-chic resort will feature 54 three- and four-bedrooms residential villas and a 49-key boutique hotel.” Read the full article on the Lux Exposé website. Image Credit: Oppenheim Architecture

CARIBBEAN JOURNAL – The Bahamas is getting a new hotel in Bimini

12 July 2019 By: Alexander Britell “A sleek new hotel is set to inject new energy into the Bimini archipelago of The Bahamas. It’s called illa Bimini, and the new project by Island Developers is slated to break ground in August. The beachfront ‘eco-chic’ residential hotel, which will be designed by renowned architect Chad Oppenheim’s Oppenheim Architecture + Design, will have a mix of 54 three and four-bedroom residential villas and a 49-key boutique hotel.“ Read the full article on […]

FORBES unveils illa Bimini Resort & Residences

11 July 2019 New Overwater Villa Resort And Residences To Debut In Bimini, By: Jim Dobson “Located just 48 miles off the coast of Miami, Bimini is the closest Bahamas island to the United States, with its two main islands, North Bimini Island and South Bimini Island surrounded by numerous cays. It is famous for its perfect white beaches, shipwrecks from prohibition days, and as the summer home of Ernest Hemingway. Now a new eco-designed resort is headed to Bimini […]

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 […]

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