The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar in the south of India. In collaboration with scenographer Rajeev Sethi, Architecture BRIO designs a resort near this UNESCO heritage site. It aims to integrate contemporary design with traditional skills and craftsmanship. It is constructed out of two materials - CorTen steel and local granite.
The CorTen steel pays homage to the reddish iron ore-rich landscape and to its source, a steel manufacturing plant in its vicinity. Granite is the local stone of region and found in abundance forming much of its spectacular boulder landscape and celebrating the victorious past of the City of Vijayanagar.