Iberostar Astir Odysseus Hotel
LOCATION: Tigaki, Kos Island, Greece
CLIENT: Occidental S.A.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: LANDSCAPE ROIDIS – Haris Roidis Landscape Architect
SCOPE: Master Planning, Detailed Design, Construction Administration, Construction Observation
AREA: 75.000 m2, Landscaped area, 50.000 m2
YEAR OF DESIGN: 2008
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION: 2010
PHOTOGRAPHS: Haris Roidis
The 5* Hotel is situated in front of the sea, in Tigaki in the island of KOS. As designers, we are responsible for creating meaningful and memorable site and experiences, to ensure connection with the soul of the place. Working with the leading architect Kyraikos Kyriakidis who was the building architect , Landscape-Roidis studios was responsible for the total landscape design of the plot. We develop outdoor swimming pools ( a big lagoon style 2200m2, a rectangular one, various pools for the suites) outdoor athletic areas, taverns and restaurants. Landscapes are including outdoor massage points, kids areas and of course lawn areas for free use. Crucial in the landscape is the ability for guests to “connect with nature”. As designers we went beyond the aesthetic and create “Greek natural landscapes”, presenting masses of the local Greek plants, so called “phrygana “ and “maguis”.