Excellence in design and cutting-edge technology combine to deliver a fabulous new construction that adds a contemporary design statement to the city of Singapore. The stunning, sweeping design of the new Dusit Thani Laguna Hotel and clubhouse was inspired by the undulating ground of the Laguna National Golf & Country Club that surrounds it. This magnificent, curved structure has a strong affinity with the land it sits in and blends in beautifully while fulfilling two different functions – as both a five-star hotel and a stylish and highly functional clubhouse.
The striking architecture was the brainchild of the world-renowned Mercurio Design Lab, lead by Managing Director and Lead Designer Massimo Mercurio. This Italian studio has developed an impressive reputation for exceptional design across projects throughout Asia. In this project, it has produced a truly dynamic and unified building that merges perfectly with its environment.
The original brief was to keep the demolition of the clubhouse to the minimum which meant the traditional-style, somewhat boxy clubhouse could only be given a largely cosmetic refurbishment. However, the announcement that the government was building a new MRT line meant it turned out that about a third of the building had to be demolished. Exciting news for the designers who could now take on the project with completely fresh eyes and create a new structure entirely from scratch.
The overarching roof tops the breathtaking glazed facade with floor-to-ceiling glass, embracing the two different wings of the building. This facade draws the natural light inside which creates a remarkable illumination effect when viewed from the outside, while also giving visitors the perfect view out over the golf course and gorgeous natural scenery around it. The refurbished golf club building and elegant new hotel are connected by a modern circular structure which is linked by a ramp.
This distinctive design was brought to life by the combined efforts of the passionate, highly creative team at Mercurio Design Lab. Architects, engineers, designers, and artists all worked together to design a ground-breaking project that truly pushed all boundaries and excelled expectations. The construction of the unusual roof was something of a challenge and extensive research was needed to find the right technology to accommodate the plan. The project did have to overcome a few obstacles through its construction, but the finished product now stands proudly as one of the most remarkable buildings in Singapore, making it well worth the effort.
This incredible and complex venture encompasses everything that is exceptional about design and construction resulting in an iconic new structure in the heart of Singapore. Therefore the judges at this year’s Luxury Lifestyle Awards have recognized Mercurio Design Lab for their revolutionary design of the iconic Dusit Thani Laguna Hotel. The project has therefore deservedly been awarded a prestigious award in the category of Best Hotel Architecture for Singapore for the Dusit Thani Laguna.
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