Designed by STAPL Architects at the popular diving hub of the Philippines, the Oceo Drive tourist resort is a beachfront property which has multiple dwelling options ranging from single studio rooms, suites, sky villas, bungalows and beach facing villas. With the intention to be on an axis which aligns all its rooms and public spaces towards the overwhelming view of the beach and sea beyond, the resort makes for a perfect summer getaway. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Located in Zamboanguita, Dumaguete City, facing Apo Island, the resort is rated as one of top diving spots in the world. It is not just a place to reminisce the old Spanish times, rather it’s also a great place to relax and be in one with the wonders of the nature and a pristine coastline. The entire public areas are connected to the beach by a series of water features which view in and out of the form with large overhanging decks and sit outs.
The entire ground floor has common amenities for the entire resort like restaurants, bar, health spa and wellness centers and games rooms which open on to large decks and water features and pools. The upper units of the resort have individual decks for relaxing along with sky gardens and sit outs. The users get a mix of public and private spaces where they can find lot of interaction and peace and tranquility within the same settings.
This resort has a zero carbon foot print and can be considered totally environmentally sensitive in its architecture as well as its landscape. The building is designed for cross ventilated rooms to minimize the use of expensive and energy consuming air conditioning and electricity for most parts of the day. All species of flora and fauna that have been proposed in the landscape are indigenous and naturally found on the island its self.
The entire resort is connected by shaded walk ways and limits the use of the automobiles to its entrance periphery. All in this entire project is an endeavor to create a getaway for fun relaxation and enjoyment for all the users by its interesting architecture and landscape.
Architects: STAPL Architects
Location: Zamboanguita, Philippines
Plot Area: 16,365 sq.m
Total Built Up Area: 17,115 sq.m
Program: hotel, 48 condominium apartments, 4 bungalows, 3 beach bungalows, 8 pool villas, 10 sky villas, club house and a dive shop