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Dunas Hotel in Kuwait Desert

post updated 16 February 2024

Architects: Jasper Architects

Location: Kuwait desert

Jasper Architects reveals design for DUNAS in Kuwait

Dunas Desert Hotel Kuwait design by Jasper Architects

Images © Jasper Architects

6 August 2021

Dunas Desert Hotel Kuwait

August 2021, Berlin, Germany – Jasper Architects announced winning an international design competition for a hotel located in Kuwait, a country of 4.2 million people that is largely a desert.

Dunas Desert Hotel Kuwait design by Jasper Architects

The concept proposes an immersive oasis to arrive and observe the desert from within, building on Jasper Architects’ previous resort experience in South and North America. The 19,866 m2 / 213,835 ft2 structure is inspired by elements of the natural sandy landscape and the textures, shapes, colors, and soft curvilinear geometries of the dunes.

Dunas Desert Hotel Kuwait by Jasper Architects

The construction is planned to be executed with pigmented shotcrete paired with pigmented readymade concrete elements. Wood and rammed earth elements are planned to be integrated into the interior.

Dunas Desert Hotel Kuwait design by Jasper Architects

Jasper Architects’ architecture is designed according to the topography of the surrounding. A circular roof folds down in a radial array, following the undulations of the desert dunes and creating spaces for private suites varying between 554-600 m2 / 5,963-6,458 ft2.

Dunas Kuwait hotel building design by Jasper Architects

Perforations in the roof allow for direct visible connections from the inside to the desert’s sky. In the center, common areas create a comfortable, relaxed environment where collective gathering happens.

Dunas Kuwait Desert Hotel design by Jasper Architects Germany

Each private suite has a unique view that allows guests to enjoy a direct connection with the desert. The suites have a spa salon, a private swimming pool, and common living spaces.

Dunas Kuwait Desert Hotel buildings design

The roof’s touchpoints between each suite create access to the roof through molded stairs, creating yet another spectacular place for guests to see, experience, and marvel at Kuwait’s desert landscape.

Dunas Desert Hotel Kuwait design by Jasper Architects

Dunas Kuwait Desert Hotel – Building Information

Team: Jasper Architects
Design Lead: Martin Jasper
Project Team: Santiago Flagel, Federico Iacoboni

Size: 19,866 m2 / 213,835 ft2
Location: Kuwait

Dunas Kuwait Desert Hotel building design

Timeline: 2021-2024
Status: Design in Progress

Dunas Kuwait Desert Hotel building design by Jasper Architects

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