W Algarve

Algarve, Portugal

landscape inspired by the dramatic Algarve coastline

W Algarve will join the W Escapes portfolio and embody the brands bold and modern twist on leisure travel.

Tipped to become the new destination within the Algarve, the resort is sensitively designed to preserve the protected coastline in which it is situated. Indeed more than half the site is left untouched.

Scape were appointed to provide landscape design services from concept through to construction, including swimming pools, hardscape, grading, planting and irrigation, The process involved working closely with interior designers and architects to develop the aesthetics, theme and ambiance of the resort.

The design is heavily narrative driven, taking inspiration from the dramatic physical characteristics of the coastline and infusing this with local, social and cultural insights. Designed to offer guests moments of intimacy as well as revelry, the landscape is characterized by organic limestone terraces and Mediterranean gardens, striking swimming pool designs and spectacular pine-fringed ocean views.

Activities surrounding the resort are sensitively located to take advantage of the natural environment and include a yoga deck, cliff top walks, pine forest fitness trails and secluded beach coves.

DESIGN DETAILS

CLIENT: Nozul Algarve, S.A
OPERATOR: W Hotels Worldwide
STATUS: Under construction opening earmarked for 2019
SIZE: 24 hectares
TEAM: AB Concept, Divercity Archtects, MBLD, Waterwise Gardens, Irritech