Leisure   Al Wahat Hotel

Sebha is located deep in the Sahara Desert in Libya. A historic meeting of routes across the desert led to the development of the City which is now a major focal point for the Libyan Oil industry. An area of approximately 7Ha allows for a variety of uses to be distributed across the site, with the master plan strategy creating a rich urban environment around the hotel that ties in with the surrounding context. Incorporating client input the following uses are being proposed for the site:

    • A public plaza in front of the hotel that can be used as a market square and for large gatherings during the festival season;

 

    • Retail development along an avenue leading towards the hotel entrance;

 

    • Residential development around semi private courtyards adjacent to the hotel;

 

    • Office development around semi private courtyards  and along the avenue;

 

  • The Hotel development is the focal point of the scheme and is located towards the north of the site with access to the open landscape and palm groves beyond the site. The hotel itself is introverted to deal with the harsh desert climate and is organised around a series of inner courtyards. The massive walls of the hotel are formed from local rammed earth to mediate the massive variations in temperature.

Client    Al Wahat Tourism Investment and Development Company
Location    Sebha, Libya
Status    Planning Approval

Area    13 000 sqm
Structural, MEP    Ramboll UK
Cost Consultants    WT Partnership
Fire, Environmental Engineering    PHA Consult
Landscape Architects    Bradley Hole Schoeaich
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