• Ancient Sands Golf Resort

    EL GOUNA, EGYPT

Location
EL GOUNA, EGYPT
Client
ORASCOM DEVELOPMENT
Project Type
RESORT COMMUNITY
  • GOLF CLUBHOUSE
  • 80-KEY HOTEL
  • SPA & FITNESS CENTER
  • RESIDENTIAL VILLAS
  • RETAIL

A majestic resort rising out of the desert, Ancient Sands spans 519 acres. The mission for this golf-oriented project is to create a resort community fundamentally in tune with the architectural traditions of the desert and traditional Egyptian architecture while making a statement of contemporary simplicity. Richly varied massing complements the pure white color scheme.  At the heart of the development, an expansive clubhouse with an 80-room hotel and spa connects the resort’s central hilltop village with the golf course’s 18th hole.  Organized around a central piazza at the crest of the hill, the village is a dense interplay of buildings and stepped elevations that creates a single organic environment with a mix of outdoor spaces, stairways, and terraced gardens.

“SB Architects stands up for the project concept and vision while being sensitive to development issues.”

Jeremy Sturgess Director, Ancient Sands Golf Resort