Heval Zeliha Yüksel Mimar / Architect
Bodrum is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Turkey. Nikki Beach Resort, located in Torba /Bodrum on a private peninsula surrounded by crystal clear waters and nature. Torba is a small sea-side village which is covered by olive groves and pine forests. Despite its close proximity to Bodrum and growth in popularity and amenity, Torba has retained an isoleted ambience. It is a unique location which can fulfill the visitor’s needs via physical comfort. Despite the density of Bodrum city, the green belt surrounding Bodrum remains untouched. The site and surrounding area was studied in regards to the physical characteristic and sociological factors. The hotel units are designed in a fragmented organization creating flexibility than if they were integrated in to the site creating a monolithic mass much like the architecture of the locality. Cross ventilation is established through landscaping between the units. Blurring the boundaries between the interior, exterior and recreational areas is the main source of the context inspiration. Despite this fragmentation, there is continuity in between the lines of the hotel blocks.
Gokhan Avcioglu & GAD designed the facilities based on the Mediterranean lifestyle. The necessity of privacy and the enjoyment of the location are perfectly balanced. The scale of the resort is very much in keeping with the historical context of Bodrum. The buildings are a maximum of 2 levels, and are finished in the recognizable white color specific to the region. Sleek and contemporary architectural forms are a key attribute, announcing the high level of luxury of the resort. Timber screens are also introduced to offer both climatic respite, and to create a unique visual feature. A series of buildings built on tiers cascade down to the water front. In-between the terraces lush gardens with a variety of plants and trees can be found. The programmatic requirements create a cell like structure with a nucleus at the center. The qualities in the Forum and Agora are also incorporated into the design where several programs are integrated together to provide a network of public and private areas. Among the hotel’s remarkable facilities, the guests will have access to a rare sandy beach, a truly unique feature in a part of Bodrum that is rocky, an exclusive deck that provides dinghy services to accommodate yachters. In line with all Nikki Beach properties around the world, the Beach Club at Nikki Beach Resorts & Spa Bodrum will encompass high energy and unique entertainment that the brand is known for and where guests will be able to enjoy a day at the beach in true Nikki Beach style. Nikki Prive, an ultra-VIP lounge will prolong this one of a kind experience by night and set a new benchmark for Bodrum’s vibrant nightlife scene.
Total land area: 27,500 sqm Construction Area: 8,175 sqm Distance to Sea: 490 m (Along the shore, a total of 3 sunbathing decks and a water spor ts deck are located in dif ferent areas) The two-storied E Block (main block) holds: reception, meeting rooms, offices, restaurant,bar, entrance section and pool. The two-storied F Block holds: Spa, Wellness, Fitness Center and Juice Bar G Block holds: Beach Club, Private areas. It has a service area spreading over 3,400 sqm.
The project stands for a meeting of architecture with the sea and the green. It’s designed as a project that offers a high quality of life through being located beside the sea with a great view. The project is located on a peninsula. The public areas are located at its center and the housing units are positioned along the waterfront in a way that prevents blocking each other’s view. Bars, restaurants, meeting spaces, pools, the beach, clubs, decks for sunbathing and water sports are some of the main public areas. The housing units spread over 6,500 sqm in total as of A, B, C, D and E blocks. It has a capacity of 76 rooms and 152 beds in total. The Spa&Wellness unit is located in the F Block. While designing the housing units, two of the fundamental factors were the view and the privacy of visitors. All the rooms are positioned in order to have views. Along with terraces and their own private pools, different types of rooms were created.