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July 22, 2014

Diani Hotel Development for Shaanti Ltd; 15 acre development in Diani Beach for fully environmental…

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Diani Hotel Development for Shaanti Ltd

15 acre development in Diani Beach for fully environmental sensitive design resort for Shaanti Ltd including accommodation, restaurants, spar, and conservation. The design incorporates conservation of section of a kaya forest, solid and liquid waste digestion, and solar power interventions. It uses mainly local materials, with very low embodied energy and construction technologies, employs natural ventilation, and incorporates thermal mass, solar shading and day lighting.

The design integrates an extensive green roof design that increases the thermal mass of the building and helps control heat build-up. The foot print of the building is literally lifted onto the roof planes, that form beautiful recreational decks overlooking the sea.