• Inhaca Island Resort

    Inhaca island is renowned for its diverse coral reefs and beaches and is accessible by a 45-minute boat ride from Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. Client Requirements To address maintenance problems and improve the resort’s aesthetic appeal, creating an “island resort” feel. Design Conditions Existing buildings, built in the late 70’s, experienced many maintenance problems after upgrade works were completed in the early 90’s. Design Solutions In order to fix the maintenance problems, including roof leakage from the existing concrete and ceramic tile roofs, while also creating the desired aesthetic feel, all existing roofs were replaced with a eucalyptus pole thatch roof. In addition, all rooms were enlarged and new finishes were applied. A new venue space was built from scratch with the same materials. The swimming pool was rehabilitated and new public toilets were built to support it. Materials Thatch roofs, concrete floor steel floated to a smooth finish, new color palette for buildings and landscape design.