The journey of designing the club challenged us to respond to various questions. Does one need to arrive at the club house or can someone just stray into it while strolling in the garden Does it sit ?on? a landscaped podium or ?within? it
The response was to see the club as a ?Pavilion? sitting within the landscape which responds to the landscape and holds the ?edge? of the podium it sits on. It does away with the formal & ceremonial entrance, instead a double height veranda flanking the pool leads you to the reception, banquet hall and the cafe. A contemporary suspended screen allows for porosity to the functions behind and provides shading to the double height veranda. The glazed surface at appropriate locations allow for visual transparency to the outdoors.