La Pointe du Bout – 5 stars Hotel

La Pointe du Bout – 5 stars Hotel

La Pointe du Bout  ©  Kengo Kuma & Associates - Image by Luxigon
La Pointe du Bout  ©  Kengo Kuma & Associates - Image by Luxigon
La Pointe du Bout  ©  Kengo Kuma & Associates
La Pointe du Bout  ©  Kengo Kuma & Associates - Image by Luxigon
La Pointe du Bout  ©  Kengo Kuma & Associates
La Pointe du Bout  ©  Kengo Kuma & Associates
La Pointe du Bout  ©  Kengo Kuma & Associates
La Pointe du Bout  ©  Kengo Kuma & Associates

La Pointe du Bout – 5 stars Hotel

La Pointe du Bout – 5 stars Hotel

Pointe du Bout, Martinique, France
2021-2024
Hotel, Spa
8,500 m2

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.

Project team: Matthieu Wotling, Jean-Charles Canas, Marika Maione, Alban Altier, Borja Martinez, Ivana Jordanovska, Yohei Mochizuki
Client: Société HPB – Hôtel de la Pointe du Bout
Lead Design Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Interior Design: RDAI
General Engineering: BERIM
Façade: Elioth
Landscape Engineer: LBD PAYSAGES
Economist: AE75
Acoustic: AVA
Timber Structure: AKTII (Competition and SD)
Mechanicals & Sustainability: HILSON MORAN (Competition)

Images: © Kengo Kuma & Associates – Images by LUXIGON