Elements of Byron Resort in NSW

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Elements of Byron Resort in NSW

Pacific Ocean View Building, New South Wales Beach Villas – design by Shane Thompson Architects

18 Jul 2016

Elements of Byron Resort

Design: Shane Thompson Architects

Location: Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Elements of Byron Resort ‘Distinctly Australian’

Elements of Byron Resort
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones

Leading Brisbane architecture firm Shane Thompson Architects has designed the new Elements of Byron resort on the beaches of Byron Bay, Australia.

Elements of Byron Resort
photo : Dallas Nock

The project is respectful of its unique and special site set on 50 acres, with almost two kilometres of beach frontage.

The design pays homage to the resort’s landscape, including the critically-endangered littoral rainforest, natural lakes, ponds and diverse wildlife.

Shane Thompson Architects’ design of the central facilities and accommodation (94 villas) is inspired by local naturally-occuring forms – sand dunes, native trees, ocean and lakes.

The leisure and conference facilities are housed under three separate pavilions, which represent the sand dunes bounding the resort. The signature curved shape of these central facilities is an organic form, which unifies the resort and links it to its iconic surroundings.

Colour schemes, patterns, textures and finishes were drawn from traditional and rural activities, creating a powerful connection to the landscape, site, and environmental and cultural sensitivities of the area.

Elements of Byron Resort
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones

An infinity lagoon pool weaves through the resort, alongside a communal fire pit and sun beds, encouraging water play.

The resort is an exemplar of sustainable design, with a minimal 10% building footprint. Shane Thompson Architects proposed the reestablishment of the original dunal and wallum landscape to minimise future maintenance and irrigation demands.

The nature-first approach saw the introduction of over 65,000 new native trees and plants, and single-storey buildings to showcase the surroundings.

Cost-effective rectilinear-plan forms were used, alongside conventional structures and finishes, to respond to site and budget constraints.

Shane Thompson Architects has consciously created a sense of community and place of luxurious retreat.
The resort projects an iconic and distinctly-Australian character to travellers and the wider Byron Bay community.

Elements of Byron Resort – Building Information

– The design is inspired by local naturally-occurring forms: sand dunes, native trees, ocean and lake
– The resort is an exemplar of sustainable design with a minimal 10% building footprint
– The site is set on 50 acres, with 2 kilometres of beach frontage
– The design is respectful of the surrounding landscape, including a critically-endangered rainforest, natural lakes, ponds and wildlife

Elements of Byron Resort
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones

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