LAVA project director Lukas Kronawitter has outlined the thinking behind the masterplan of the TROJENA ski resort being developed as part of the NEOM project in Saudi Arabia. Speaking on a panel focused on TROJENA at the Cityscape conference in Riyadh, Kronawitter explained how the project aims to combine the mountainous landscape with tourist developments integrated into the landscape.
Masterplanned by LAVA, it will be built around a large, man-made lake surrounded by hotels and homes. Alongside the lake, one mountain will be topped by a ski resort also designed by LAVA, while the other will be topped by the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed skyscraper. Kronawitter explained that the design of the resort, which will have 3,620 hotel rooms, was directly informed by the mountains and other geographic elements of the area.
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