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.
: 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.
which is less than 100 meters away from the beachfront, KC Grande Resort & Spa New
Extension faces two problematic challenges: how can the building fit in a triangular site
with a steady inclination? And how can the guests feel like being part of the beachfront
despite the fact that they are far-off?
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.
at the far end provides a unique experience of being at the seam line between the sky
and the horizon overlooking towards Had Sai Khao Beach.
project, are treated as the performing character of wooden weaving, a local
craftsmanship. The interplay of light and shadow is subtlely articulated in various part of
Location: Koh Chang, Trad, Thailand
Design Team: Makakrai Jay Suthadarat, Rinchai Chaiwarapon, Singha Ounsakul
Area: 8,000 sqm
Photographs: Teerawat Winyarat
Interior Design: Fusionscape [Alisa Tejasrisukko, Thissana Leelahapant]
Structural Engineer: Infra Technology Service
MEP Engineer: Optimum Consultants
Client: Kwan Wattana Co., Ltd.