The use of glulam as the primary material in this project not only provides structural stability but also adds to the aesthetic appeal of the building. The natural wood grain and texture of glulam create a warm and inviting atmosphere that complements the surrounding natural environment.
As a large-scale project, it will be executed in multiple phases to ensure timely completion and cost-effectiveness. The phased approach will also allow for adjustments to be made based on feedback and evolving requirements.
Located on a natural beachfront, the irregular shape of the site presented a unique challenge to the design team. However, the team was able to leverage the irregular shape of the site to create a building that maximizes space utilization and showcases the natural beauty of the surroundings.
The first floor of the building will serve as a shower, changing, and storage area, while the second floor will house the visitor center, dining, and commercial areas. The integration of these functional areas allows for seamless navigation through the building, while the covered staircase and wooden walkway provide both vertical and horizontal connectivity.
The building is designed to be visually stunning, and its form follows function. The entire structure is designed to be in harmony with its environment and to accentuate the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The glulam material enhances the building's durability, while the design and layout contribute to its energy efficiency and sustainability.