Sharm El Naqa Resort

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architecture
  • Company/Firm
    Zaro Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Hazem Zaro
  • Location
    Red Sea, Egypt
  • Project Date

Nestled in the heart of the lively town yet tucked away from the bustle is Sharm El Naqa Resort. A true oasis of relaxation, featuring a 100-meter-long infinity pool gathering sun-seeking guests right in the heart of the resort. Sharm El Naqa is a resort and diving center development located near Soma Bay, Red Sea, Egypt.
The 375,000 m2 land is at 12 m elevation from sea level at the highest point and contours down to the sea level that has 6 Bays 1200 m beach front. The resorts accommodate for a main 5-star hotel with 420 rooms, with facilities including specialty restaurants, beach and pool bars, sports facilities, diving center, retail spaces, children and teens areas, water park and multipurpose halls. It also houses a treatment hotel with 46 rooms, spa and treatment rooms.
Working with an existing masterplan design was a challenge that was approached by developing a landscape for the masterplan using forces weaved together to create a unique experience that suits a unique site location.

The main guiding force was the exceptional beach view and the distinctive organic natural topography of the site. The central spine and main axis accentuates this by creating a user experien