Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

Bodrum, Turkey

Landscape that echoes the indigenous mosaic habitat

Scape were appointed to achieve ‘Day One’ impact for the client and were responsible for the Detailing of all external areas.

The seamless connection between the landscape and architecture protects the site’s natural beauty, with Scape designing; the arrival court, swimming pools, spa gardens, private gardens, pools and terraces to guest blocks, roofscape and main restaurant terraces. Ideally located on a sixty hectare coastal hillside at Cennet Koyu with panoramic views over the Aegean Sea, this project represents the brands first resort in Europe and is set to become the region’s most desirable address.The resort is designed on a series of terraces which incorporate the main hotel building, pool decks and spa.

The landscape echoes the indigenous ‘mosaic habitat’ and charts the romantic journey from Mediterranean pine forest and the garrigue shrubland, to olive groves and savanna. This narrative was realised in a sequential experience, with destinations and vistas unfolding down the pathways winding gracefully down the hillside.


CLIENT: Astas Holding
OPERATOR: Mandarin Oriental Hotels Group
STATUS: Completed 2014
SIZE: 60 hectares
TEAM: Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel & Partners; Arup; Metex; Irritech