Harbored in the serene green hillocks of tea plantations in northeast Bangladesh, "Dusai Resort & Spa" is the first destination resort of its kind in Bangladesh. The complex exudes the essence of a tribal village with its formation along the sloping hills. It includes residential, dining, swimming pool, spa, conference, and indoor and outdoor sports facilities. The site consists of three shallow hills and valleys. The public area with reception and convention hall is placed on the first hill and all the guest rooms are placed on the slope of the hills for ease of movement. Other facilities are located in the valley. The vehicular circulation ends in a public area and the journey toward the guest area starts on foot or by electric car. The internal roads and walkways are placed in a round trip encompassing the complex, allowing one to travel the whole area in a circular motion. The guest facility features a main hotel block and stand-alone bungalows. There are two types of bungalows: cottages for families in a semi-private setting and deluxe cottages for couples in a more private setting, on the slopes of the south-facing hill. Service amenities blend semi-private and private zones.
Sylhet is home to the “Khasiya” tribes. In order to blend with nature and hilly areas, the project layout draws inspiration from their native housing style. The local climate causes high rain with flash floods during the rainy seasons; therefore, pitch roofs are incorporated. The structures sit on concrete frames anchored to the ground, allowing the villas to hang on the edge of the slope without disturbing the natural contour. Existing trees shape the setting of the villas so that the wilderness is unharmed.
The resort was designed cautiously, considering the natural setting and contours of the site. This resort allows guests to relish the essence of living in nature.
Dusai Resort & Spa, Srimangal, Sylhet
Dusai Hotel and Resorts Limited
Srimangal, Moulvibazar, Sylhet
55567.90 sq. m.
Ar. Md. Ishtiaque Zahir (Team Leader)
Ar. Md. Iqbal Habib
Ar. Nabila Aftab
Ar. Nabila Ali
Structural Design Engineer:
Md. Ali Noor Rahman
Hasan Saifuddin Chandan,
Ar. Ishtiaque Zahir
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