Kostamar Beach ResortYagnesh Ghorecha Diu, Nagoa Beach, India
Kostarmar Beach Resort
Diu in the district of Daman has a coastline spanning 21 kilometres. It was one of the first places in India where the Portuguese landed in the 15th century. The Portuguese colonial style is still visible today.
One of the most beautiful beaches in India is located not too far from Diu. This is the site of a hotel called the Kostarmar Beach Resort.
The architectural challenge of this building was to find a form language which met the expectations of locals and tourists and which, at the same time, was
in keeping with the colonial style of Diu.
Yagnesh Ghorecha, the architect responsible, describes his solution as follows: “… the architecture relied heavily on the specific influences of the location. It was necessary to develop a dynamic solution for a site situated in the immediate vicinity of the beautiful Nagoa Beach.”
This building affords generous sea views, while providing protection from the summer sun.
Installation of the textile structure took only 10 days despite the fact that building work took place directly on the beach where the constant wind was a big challenge.