Sandibe Okavango is an eco-hotel, which was recently constructed on a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. It is sustainable from the ground up and clearly demonstrates that comfort and luxury does not necessarily need to the sacrificed for sustainability.
The Sandibe Okavango is a reimagining of an older hotel by the same name, which stood in that location for the past 17 years. The new one was completely redesigned by Nicholas Plewman Architects. The structure resembles an upturned boat when viewed from the outside. The laminated pine beams give the structure its curvilinear shape, while the outside skin of the hotel is created out of layers of pine scale planks that were waterproofed with an acrylic membrane and then covered in Canadian cedar shingles. All the decks and flooring were made from FSC-approved hardwood. Also, instead of glass they used fabric “glazing” which offers great thermal efficiency and weather resistance.
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