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A spectacular Desert Rock mountain resort unveiled by The Red Sea Development Company

05 Oct. 2021

Desert Rock by The Red Sea Development Company will integrate architecture with nature as hotels and facilities will be built into the stunning Saudi mountain landscape.

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DESIGNED BY OPPENHEIM ARCHITECTURE

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) is the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, The Red Sea Project (TRSP) and have revealed design plans for its new mountain resort named Desert Rock in the beautiful wadi vistas in the west of the country.

Desert Rock is created by the world-class architectural design firm, Oppenheim Architecture and was designed to protect and preserve the environment. It enables guests to connect with the nature and local culture of the region.

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DESIGNED TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT

John Pagano, CEO at TRSDC elaborated: “We wanted to create a destination that allows guests to experience Saudi Arabia’s untouched beauty. Desert Rock will provide guests with uninterrupted spectacular views while preserving the natural landscape for future generations to enjoy.”

He continued: “We have drawn inspiration from the surrounding environment, while providing unparalleled luxury, allowing guests to connect with nature and create memorable experiences.”

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A TRIBUTE TO OPPENHEIM’S ARCHITECTURE PHILOSOPHY

Guests will enter the resort through a hidden valley nestled between the mountains. From there, they will find 48 villas and 12 hotel rooms within the mountain, a total of 60 keys, located amongst the vista, with architecture fully integrated into the rock to preserve its striking silhouette, a tribute to Oppenheim Architecture’s philosophy to build with the land, not on the land.

A range of accommodation will be available, from ground-level dwellings to crevice hotel suites midway up the mountain, and a select number of excavated rooms within the rock massif itself.

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REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND REGENERATE NATIVE FLORA

To provide undisrupted views across the landscape, most roads leading into the resort will be pushed to the edge of the main wadi and hidden behind landscape mounds. This will also minimise sound and light pollution, allowing guests to fully absorb the dramatic desert landscape.

As part of TRSDC’s commitment to regenerative tourism, Desert Rock will be designed to achieve the highest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification level. The architecture has been designed to reduce energy consumption and regenerate native flora. Water retention and distribution systems will be used throughout the site, with harvested rainwater used to create a more green, flourishing Wadi.

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