Zadun, a Ritz Carlton Reserve

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Resort – Luxury
  • Company/Firm
    Abax Arquitectos
  • Lead Designer
    Fernando de Haro
  • Other Designer(s)
    Jesús Fernández, Pablo Blasco, Sofía Bezury
  • Architect
    Abax Arquitectos
  • Interior Designer
  • Hospitality
    Marriott International
  • Construction Company
  • Location
    San José del Cabo, BCS, México
  • Project Date
    November 2019
  • Developer
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For Zadún, the architect was invited to embrace the Reserve "barefoot luxury" philosophy: guests are in deep contact with nature, in a relaxed atmosphere away from daily stress and reconnecting with themselves in a unique natural environment where local materials are fully integrated with the architecture and the landscaping. The property has an area of 7has with 350 meters beach front behind two majestic dunes and spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez. The master plan features 40 two-story buildings, dispersed on the site, allowing privileged views, privacy, and a unique atmosphere. The inspiration comes from the desert and its surroundings. The light, color and vegetation that characterize the Baja desert are extraordinarily strong elements and a natural invitation to consider architecture as a tribute to it. A series of horizontal planes that emerge from the land were proposed, as well as the use of large black overhangs that accentuate the light/shadow balance, taking advantage of the unique quality of the light.The ambience of subtle elegance is based on the integration of local materials, including regional stone, wood, marbles, aluminum and corten.

Other prizes
2011 Gold And Silver medal from The American Resort Development Association (ARDA). 2020 Winner Global Future Design Awards by Architecture Press Release (APR) Hospitality Concept category with Zadun, a Ritz Carlton Reserve. 2020 Winner Los Angeles Architectural Awards by Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Los Angeles & Mexico Sustainable Real Estate Award category with Zadun, a Ritz Carlton Reserve. 2020 Bronze Winner International Design Awards IDA Architecture Hotels-Resorts category with Zadun, a Ritz Carlton Reserve. 2020 Winner Obra del Año by Grupo Expansión Tourism category with Zadun, a Ritz Carlton Reserve.