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Description New development
Location Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Client Elewana
Size 40 beds

architecture - Serengeti Tented Camp Inspired by the Massai, the lodge is a combination of tent and wattle and dorm construction, attached to a hillside looking over the breathtaking Serengeti plains.

The project presented an opportunity to explore very raw materials in a luxury bush context, in our search for the essence of an African architecture.

The use of natural materials is essential in this environmentally sensitive area, and a temporary foundation was a prerequisite to allow for rapid rehabilitation of the area if necessary. We proposed a tented gum pole structure to leave the lightest possible footprint on the Serengeti, and the indigenous adobe technique of the Massai for the solid structures is in keeping with the natural environment.

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