Mohsin Cooper invited to design lakeside eco resort and spa in Bangalore
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Watford Football Club Community Education Trust
£24,500 (pro-rata)
Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford
SnowDome
Competitive
Tamworth, UK
Essex Boot Camp
Competitive
Loughton / Epping / Chigwell area
Coach Gyms
£15k basic + commission + Bonus
Leeds / Harrogate, UK
énergie group
Competitive
Milton Keynes, UK

Mohsin Cooper invited to design lakeside eco resort and spa in Bangalore

Job opportunities
CVLIFE
Competitive salary based on experience
location: Coventry, UK
Y Club
£30,000
location: Manchester, UK
Kirklees Active Leisure
£50,692
location: Huddersfield, UK
more jobs

Architecture firm Mohsin Cooper are working with a prominent Indian landowner to create an organic farm and resort in an expansive plantation near Bangalore, Southern India.

The company’s design for the 9,450 sq m (101,700sq ft) Banyan Eco Resort – which is located 28km (17 miles) from the city – comprises a cluster of low rise entrance pavilion buildings surrounding an ancient Banyan tree. The buildings will contain a hotel, organic restaurant, villas and character retreat spa – featuring a hydrotherapy pool, Ayurvedic and Indian massage suites and a sauna.

The project’s lead architect, Abe Mohsin, told Spa Opportunities: “Our main source of inspiration was the sense of place, or ‘genus loci’ of the existing landscape, which is a heavily contoured, lush and beautiful organic farm with several lakes. We visited and stayed for several days – sketching, taking photos and working up our designs.

“Upon arrival, the main entrance pavilion to the hotel will frame an open view of the historic and beautiful tree. We felt it very important to retain the sense of nature and openness on the site. ‘Touching the ground lightly’ is an important aspect of our approach, both physically and metaphorically.”

British-based Mohsin Cooper were invited by Bangalore-based landowner Sreenivas Gupta to design the initial concept and masterplan for the development, which will cost around £18m (US$27.7m, €25.2m) to build.

Mohsin said that his firm feel a sense of responsibility to ensure the development does not damage its environment. He said: “We have tried to be innovative and sustainable through the separation of the various building types and functions. Any building should be respectful of and also enhance the sense of place. That’s especially true here, given the beauty of the setting.

“Of course, it is a challenge building such a scheme in a semi-rural location in India. This will need to be very carefully managed when the project proceeds.”

Investors developing property in India are increasingly viewing Bangalore as an appealing location for high-end hotel and resort developments.

The 397-bedroom Shangri-La Bengaluru opened in the city in September, featuring a traditional Indian design provided by Adarsh Design Studio.

Two years ago, the 227-bedroom Ritz-Carlton opened it first hotel in Bangalore, featuring a fitness club and an ESPA spa. Intricate Jaali design utilised natural foliage, fresh water and the elemental characteristics of fire and stone to evoke India’s vibrant landscape.

In 2013, Wyndham Worldwide, the holding company for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, signed a franchise agreement for the opening of the Wyndham Grand Bangalore Yelahanka in 2020. It will feature spa facilities, four restaurants, outdoor pool, two large conference and banquet halls in addition to a five-acre landscaped garden with a man-made lagoon.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Architecture firm Mohsin Cooper are working with a prominent Indian landowner to create an organic farm and resort in an expansive plantation near Bangalore, Southern India.
CLD,SAB,HOT,PRO,ARC,DES,DEV,INV,SWC
THUMB5312_523319.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,313
11 Jun 2021
The government needs to urgently set out its plans to support physical activity and fitness businesses, if it intends to delay Step 4 of its ... More
11 Jun 2021
Glofox will begin offering health clubs, gyms and fitness studios instant access to financing, following a deal struck with Stripe Capital. The club management software ... More
10 Jun 2021
Hong Kong-based Bricks Group has revealed plans to launch its health club chain, U Time, in Europe and the UK. U Time currently operates a ... More
10 Jun 2021
A £30m luxury leisure development scheme which has been more than a decade in the making has finally been given the green light by Newcastle ... More
09 Jun 2021
Apple has previewed its much-awaited watchOS 8, the operating system for its Apple Watch. The latest update to the system will add a number of ... More
09 Jun 2021
Chinese health club chain Supermonkey has finalised a series E funding round, valuing the company at nearly US$1bn. The latest round was led by a ... More
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
08 Jun 2021
Gymbox has signed a partnership agreement to provide members of flexible workspace provider WeWork with both in-person and on-demand fitness classes. WeWork members will gain ... More
08 Jun 2021
A swimming pool suspended 35m (115ft) above the ground and forming a bridge between two buildings has opened as part of a residential project in ... More
04 Jun 2021
The number of health club members returning to gyms since lockdown has beaten all expectations, according to Rebecca Passmore, UK managing director of PureGym. Talking ... More
04 Jun 2021
New images have been released of what will become the first new public park in Manchester, UK, in more than 100 years. Called Mayfield Park, ... More
03 Jun 2021
The Jumeirah Group has reopened the 186-room The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge following an 18-month closure for refurbishment. The 17-story ... More
02 Jun 2021
David Lloyd Clubs has enrolled former Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson to help raise the profile of its new Team PB programme. The six-week ... More
Spa Life UK
Spa Life UK
01 Jun 2021
TRIB3 has secured a franchise deal which will see it open 20 studios across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The boutique operator has signed the ... More
01 Jun 2021
ukactive has published new data from the National ReferAll Database (NRD) – the UK’s first open-access database for exercise referral schemes. The data shows that, ... More
28 May 2021
The US fitness industry is mobilising to support the Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMs) Act, which could provide up to US$30bn in grants to health ... More
1 - 15 of 43,313
JP Lennard
JP Lennard