LAUCALA ISLAND RESORT
The design is organic in form; inspired by the local culture and environment.
Chris Cole worked with Architects Pacific on Laucala, as the Regional Project Architect responsible for architectural management and documentation of the €150 million construction on behalf of London-based architects Wimberley Allison Tong and Goo.
Laucala is one of the South Pacific’s most exclusive resorts. Counting Oprah Winfrey and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as recent guests.
The private resort development includes 23 accommodation villas, 5 special guest villas, various recreational lounges, bars, spas, restaurants and airport facilities for three private jets and two helicopters. The design incorporates many traditional building practices including; soga roof thatching, magimagi post to beam tie connections, volcanic rock walls and dogo stick balustrading and screening.,