Design Hotel and residential complex – Cotonou

  • Luogo Cotonou, Benin
  • Cliente LAICO Benin
  • Progetto In costruzione
  • Tipologia Design hotel and bungalow suites
  • Superficie 26 000 sqm
  • Location Cotonou, Benin
  • Client LAICO Benin
  • Project Under construction
  • Typology Design hotel and bungalow suites
  • Area 26 000 sqm

The New generation of the African hotel has a peculiar mission to become a public and social space also for the local people to meet. The aim was to create a place to host  public events like art gallery exhibitions, live music, cultural conferences and cinema projections.
The hotel consists of 230 rooms, 34 villas for rent, 2 restaurants, 2 gymnasium, spa, casino, disco, 3 bars, a conference ball room, multipurpose exhibition area, 2 tennis courts and 2 swimming pools in a huge garden.
The most important character of the main building is the narrow courtyard that crosses all along the 10 levels allowing natural light to enter until the entrance lobby. The two wings of the building are connected with randomly placed bridges. The façade is a mix of high performance and local materials to provide a sophisticated environmental building.