France 2021La Pointe du Bout – 5 stars Hotel
Pointe du Bout, Martinique, France
The project consists of the design of a 5* Hotel & Spa on a lush peninsula between the Caribbean Sea and Fort-de-France Bay, a wasteland where nature has reclaimed its land after the demolition of “Le Méridien”, a typical 70’s Resort Hotel made from concrete.
Our aim was to create a discreet and humble project at the opposite end of what Le Méridien symbolized as a modern architectural icon. Our project, re-interpreting Caribbean architecture particularities, slips smoothly into the region by centering around the existing vegetation to blend with nature.
Made of timber structures and scorched wooden façades, the decomposition of the project into particles allows it to fit harmoniously into the peninsula. The roofs are oriented and designed to intersperse between the line of natural relief and the canopy of royal palms. This gentle insertion magnifies the nature of the site and is a resilient answer to significant climatic and seismic local constraints.