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Dona Sylvia
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Dona Sylvia

Location: Cavelossim, Goa, India

Project Work Status: Completed Projects

Project Duration: 1988 - 1991

This resort complex is located at Cavelossim, one of Goa's most beautiful beaches. One arrives at the main reception area, under a large wooden roof - a form which is echoed in the adjacent restaurant and in the club and recreation facilities across the swimming pool.From this central area, a walkway leads one down to the beach, with the guest rooms located in low-rise clusters on either side. This walkway is the heart of the complex, providing access to all the other facilities along the activity spine, anchored by the swimming pool and reception centre at one end and the stunningly beautiful Cavelossim Beach at the other.

Most of the public facilities for guests are really just large verandahs and pavilions: semi-open spaces which allow for cross-ventilation and sea breeze, and at the same time provide protection from the sun. The guest rooms are housed in small casas, grouped around courts -although there are only four basic types of casas - a considerable degree of variation and individual identity is achieved by the addition of ancillary elements: railings, gargoyles, balcao seats, & window shutters, a vocabulary very much in the architectural traditions of Goa.
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