THE PROPOSALS

The proposals include an extension to the existing Safari Hotel to create a new waterpark adventure. This site has been identified as the best location given the site characteristics and operational requirements of CWoAR.

 

The currently underused hotel conference centre will be refurbished for guest changing areas, lockers and WCs. A new extension will create an indoor sub-tropical paradise through a variety of water based activities including themed pools and slides, spa facilities, wave pool and a lazy river which transports guests outdoors overlooking the unique environment of the ‘Wanyama Reserve’.

 

The waterpark will create a ‘wild adventure’ by bringing guests closer to animals including two indoor floor to ceiling fish tanks and a meerkat enclosure visible from the lazy river.

 

The building, set across two levels, will include the main guest experience area and an outdoor terrace offering guests a space to relax and enjoy extended views across the ‘Wanyama Reserve’. At the upper level a small food and beverage provision is proposed.

The proposals also include a new hub building (‘Lazy River Retreat’), located next to the lazy river and overlooking the ‘Wanyama Reserve’ which will provide additional leisure space, food and beverage opportunities.

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PROPOSED SITE PLAN
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1. New SuDs

2. New drop off area

3. New Waterpark building 

4. ‘Lazy’ River

5. ‘Lazy’ River Retreat

6. Safari Lodges

7. ‘Wanyama Reserve’

8. New Access Road

9. Safari Hotel

10. Conference Centre

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PLANS & VISUALS

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PROPOSED UPPER FLOOR PLAN
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1. Wave pool
2. Slide pool
3. Aqua play area
4. Changing rooms & WCs
5. Guest entrance
6. Restaurant (F&B)
7. Spa area
8. Terrace

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PROPOSED MEZZANINE PLAN
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1. Wanyama lookout area
2. Outdoor infinity pool
3. Indoor infinity pool
4. Snack bar
5. Cabanas
6. Existing Safari Hotel
7.  ‘Lazy’ river start

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SKETCHED VIEW ACROSS ‘WANYAMA’ TOWARDS THE WATERPARK ADVENTURE BUILDING
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MATERIALITY

The animal paddocks at the ‘Wanyama Reserve’ and the hotels have an African reserve/safari style that link to the Resort’s ‘Wild Adventure’ theming. The waterpark building will too, embracing a blend of natural and contemporary materials that will enhance the immersive visitor experience.

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KEY
 

  1. A blue roof for rainwater attenuation, with photovoltaic panels and large rooflights
     

  2. Timber on roof underside to reflect the cladding of the main building
     

  3. Glazing with concealed frames and minimal profiles to maximise the amount of natural light entering the building
     

  4. Timber inserts to break up the full height glazing and assist with shading/ cooling of the building
     

  5. Timber finish cladding to reflect the ‘safari’ theme
     

  6. Galvanised steel posts to integrate into the SuDS pond
     

MATERIAL EXAMPLE
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© Zinco Systems

© Keith Kunter

© Vincent Monthiers, Mathieu Choiselat

© Vincent Monthiers, Mathieu Choiselat

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