Oppenheim Architecture have unveiled the design of the Jali Hotel and Residences, a new luxury complex on Albania's southern coast. The project will nestle in the site's picturesque landscape and seaside, and provide visitors and residents with a public square, recreational amenities, and access to a vibrant beachside club that pay homage to traditional Albanian coastal structures.
The project architects observed and evaluated the local architectural heritage and spirit of Albania to create a "sympathetic and timeless" response within the resort. This resulted in a reinterpretation of traditional Albanian coastal town houses with stacks of clustered buildings, widely-spanned communal spaces, and abundant use of local materials.
The integrated common cultural center provides visitors and residents with a space to socialize, shop, and experience local cuisine. Amenities include a spa, fitness suite, casino, and beachside club. Guests are also able to spend time on beach bungalows and suites, private and hotel operated apartments, and private villas.
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