Coral Villa of the hotel complex Ummahat Island Resort in the Red Sea, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma

Red Sea hotel resort designed in harmony with nature

We are delighted about a very special new commission: to supply the timber construction for the hotel, villas, spa and restaurant buildings at a resort in the Red Sea, designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The Ummahat Al Shayk Island Resort is part of The Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia, which involves the construction of 50 resorts across 22 islands with 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties by 2030.

Despite its enormous scale, harmony with nature and sustainability are core aims of The Red Sea Project. Architect Kengo Kuma drew inspiration from the island’s natural wonders when designing the resort, creating low-level beach houses with gently vaulted roofs and spiral-shaped water villas that offer a panoramic view of the sea. 

‘We are proud to be able to contribute our expertise in timber construction to such an ambitious project,’ said our CEO, Katharina Lehmann, with delight. ‘Our manufacturing methods will also help to reduce waste, as well as noise, ground disturbance and vehicle movements on site. This will enable us to actively support The Red Sea Project’s sustainability concept.’

Our commission from The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) includes the planning, manufacture, and supply of all timber components for the entire hotel, the overwater and beach villas, the spa and fitness building, the restaurants and the arrival building. We will also provide the technical support and supervision required for ensuring the smooth running of the construction work on site.

Copyright renderings: Kengo Kuma and Associates, TRSDC

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