Leo A. Daly

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LEO A DALY Completes Master Plan and Concept Design for Five-Star Turkish Resort

By lepinch
Jul 6, '11 2:22 PM EST
Amenities Deck
Amenities Deck

(WASHINGTON – July 5, 2011) LEO A DALY is providing the master plan and concept design for Aegean Breeze at Alaçati, a five-star, contemporary beach destination resort that will break ground on the western coast of Turkey this year, with a grand opening  planned in summer 2012.

The concept design includes three main components: a large-scale marine park with state-of-the-art pools and refreshment areas; an 80-room boutique luxury hotel featuring retail, restaurants and a thermal spa; and 120 beach villas situated in a private enclave for long-term residents. Several expansive tensile fabric roofs create an identity for the resort while providing shade and visual impact for visitors throughout its public spaces.

LEO A DALY, an international architecture, planning, engineering and interior design firm, partnered with the project client, Tek-Arts Ins. Tic. Tur. San. Ve Yat. A.S., and local architect Yavuzlar Proje to envision plans for the 81,000-square-meter (20-acre) site.

“Inspired by the breezes of the Aegean Sea, the motion of gulls in flight and the natural patterns of the landscape, the design captures the spirit of the region’s sailing and surfing culture, as well as creates a level of intimacy and class intended to attract tourists from across the world,” said Walt Geiger, AIA, LEO A DALY director of design.

Alaçati, an up-and-coming vacation hotspot, is located 77 kilometers (48 miles) from the city of Izmir, Turkey, and 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chios, Greece. The marine park and resort are designed to attract daily visitors and tour groups, as well as long-term guests. Amenities at Aegean Breeze at Alaçati will include:

  • Marine park including mountain feature, flumes, wave pool and children’s pool
  • 80 guest rooms
  • 120 villas
  • Spa, fitness and wellness centers
  • Piazza with bar, grille and pavilions
  • Themed and regional restaurants
  • Amphitheater
  • Visitors center for day visitors and bus arrivals
  •  Beachside and deck-side cabanas

Established in 1915, LEO A DALY is an internationally renowned architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm. The company’s portfolio includes award-winning projects in 75 countries, all 50 states and the District of Columbia. LEO A DALY currently employs approximately 1,000 architects, planners, engineers and interior designers in more than 30 offices worldwide. The firm consistently ranks in the top 10 largest architecture, engineering and interior design firms in the United States, and is listed in BD World Architecture’s top 25 global practices.

In 2009, the firm opened a regional headquarters office in Istanbul, Turkey, to serve the hospitality, health care, commercial and residential building sectors in Eastern Europe.

Notable projects by LEO A DALY include:

  • Pulkovo Business Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Military Academy for the Ministry of Defense, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Excellence Huanggang Century Center, Shenzhen, China
  • Cheung Kong Center, Hong Kong, SAR
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, North Terminal, Arlington, Va., U.S.
  • MGM, City Center, Vdara Condo and Hotel, Las Vegas, U.S.
  • Repsol YPF Technology Center, Madrid, Spain