Cote d’Azur

Dubai / 2018

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Crystal clear blue waters, maritime pine trees, French cuisine, promenades and walks beside the sea, colorful facades and small coastal towns… are the essence of the Mediterranean Cote D’Azur. UNICA Architects was commissioned to re-design a massive 1000key hotel inspired in the essences of the French Riviera.


How to accommodate that romantic idea while facing such a massive construction? How to re-think an old-fashioned 90´s style resort with huge repetitive facades and courtyards?


Light and color. Sun reflections on facades, brightness… Let’s paint in a different way. Let’s tell the kaleidoscopic story of the colorful Cote d’Azur facades deconstructing it into changing reflections, changing tones… as the observer moves in front of the building. We will build a modern construction which evokes the vernacular facades in bits and pieces… flashes, glares and painted spaces in light and color.


To achieve this illusion we are using a dichroic film in the galss slats of the façade. This film de-composes the colors depending on the angle from which is perceived, creating a short of always changing range of colors as light and observer progresses in time and space.

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    Crystal clear blue waters, maritime pine trees, French cuisine, promenades and walks beside the sea, colorful facades and small coastal towns… are the essence of the Mediterranean Cote D’Azur. UNICA Architects was commissioned to re-design a massive 1000key hotel inspired in the essences of the French Riviera. How to accommodate that romantic idea while facing such a massive construction? How to re-think an old-fashioned 90´s style resort with huge repetitive facades and...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Client Confidential
    • Contractor Confidential
    • Cost Confidential
    • Status Temporary works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Wellness Facilities/Spas / Tourist Facilities / Beach Facilities / Bars/Cafés / Restaurants
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