KC GRAND RESORT & SPA
Koh Chang, Trad, Thailand
Khwan Watthana Company
Foundry Of Space CO.,LTD
Spread through 1,200 Sq.m. triangular shaped site is "KC Grand Resort & Spa" located in one of the most famous island in Thailand within 100 kilometer walk to Sai Kao beachfront. The resort is splitting into two different levels according to the existing topography. Our project area is 800 Sq.m. in total including area on 1st floor , 2nd floor and roof floor.
From the architect. In the recent years, the growing tourism market in the East coast of Thailand has resulted in even more developments in hotel and tourism-related businesses in the region. Chang Island in the province of Trad, one of the most popular beach cities among European holidaymakers, has also followed this trend steadily.
The existing KC Grande Resort & Spa, located on the most beautiful beach in the island : Had Sai Kao (White Sand Beach), has welcomed its guests in full capacity for the last couple years. To accommodate the increasing number of bookings in the near future, the new extension demands additional 79 keys with facilities including pools, a restaurant, bars and sun-bathing decks.
By splitting the building into two parts in two different levels according to the existing topography, we optimise the internal space between the 5-metre different levels of the front and the back buildings while also strategically placing a 30m-long pool and a 3.5m-high artificial waterfall as a focal point in middle of the space. On the first floor of both the lower and upper buildings, all guestrooms have direct access to the plunge pools of their own, representing the effect of being adjacent to the sea. Another advantage of locating the back building on top of the slope is that most of the guestrooms have clear view towards the sea, not being blocked by the lower building and other buildings in front.