Kebony completes sustainable state-of-the-art waterfront pavilion
[London: 19 May 2022] In a display of modern luxury, the Valle San Nicolás Clubhouse makes use of sustainably sourced Kebony wood to complete its spectacular Mexican lakeside vision. Located on the outskirts of Valle de Bravo, the Clubhouse has been expertly designed to celebrate its surroundings with a 360-degree vista of the adjacent lake and neighbouring mountains.
The Clubhouse is the result of a collaboration between Mexican architecture studio, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, and developers Grupo Terraforma. Situated only two hours away from Mexico City, the Valle San Nicolás Clubhouse is perfectly positioned to offer an escape into nature, complete with a sustainable conscience and focus on wellbeing.
Decked in Kebony timber, the sustainable development offers a magnificent wellbeing experience enhanced by an intimate connection to nature, as modern architectural style meets cutting-edge environmentally friendly building technology.
The 385-hectare development features a circular floor plan which is unique in design, drawing attention to the spectacular scenery, with the open layout allowing the sun to flood through the structure from dawn until dusk. The site consists of an 800-metre water-ski lake and the showpiece Clubhouse pavilion, as panoramic views of the lake are framed by rolling hills. Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos’ emphasis on open corridors and exposed rooms allows for 360-degree views of the surrounding topography, including forests and mountain vistas, from almost every position of the Clubhouse’s interior.
A central sunken passageway feature splits the Clubhouse into two wings, each of which are fitted with a vast range of relaxation, socialisation and wellbeing amenities, framing an internal body of water. The west wing grants access to the gym, outdoor jacuzzi, spa cabins and steam room, whilst the east wing allows groups to unwind with the choice of a bar, kitchen, dining area, barbecue and firepit. A swimming lane and sunbathing area located on a pier extension also offer a serene experience which complements the outdoor scenery.
With two ringed walkways spanning its interior and exterior, the Clubhouse makes use of Kebony Character for the decking. Developed in Norway, Kebony’s pioneering wood-processing technology sees sustainably sourced softwoods heated with furfuryl alcohol, an agricultural by-product, modifying the wood to maintain the same properties of tropical hardwoods but without the same contribution to the carbon footprint. Kebony wood is cost effective and a rich brown colour, making it a natural choice for this state-of-the-art pavilion which embraces the environment and places an importance on sustainability.
The Valle San Nicolás Clubhouse demonstrates an awareness of the ever-growing demand for luxurious wellbeing experiences which are committed to sustainable construction and the protection of natural sites such as the local Mexican panorama. Other finishing touches serve to complement the cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure, including volcanic stone and an American red oak roof.
Nina Landbø, International Sales Manager at Kebony added: “The Valle San Nicolás development honours a strong commitment to sustainable construction with no compromise to the building’s inspired aesthetic. The installation of Kebony with its natural earthy tones promises high durability and stability, requiring little maintenance, thus making it the perfect choice for an outdoor waterfront pavilion deck.”