A hovering set of abstract sculptural elements are lightly suspended over a large waterscape, which forms an extended terrace on a steeply sloping mountainside. Water as a rejuvenate element, constitutes the primary experience of the building. A block containing guest accommodation hovers dramatically over the water and projects into space towards the mountain and the sea. It shelters the dining area, which is submerged below water level. Pool decks are arranged as islands in a sea of water, connected by a bridge. The underwater spa with large viewing windows into the pool has a sense of stillness and mystery. The ground floor opens up entirely and enhances the experience of the building as a light platform in a vast landscape.
Cia award for architecture 2011