Dellis Cay has a surface of 560 acres and should hold 124 private villas, 154 residences, the Mandarin Oriental hotel, as well as a marina. The construction began on June 4th 2008 and is expected to be completed in the end of 2009. The vision of the project is to realize the beauty of nature by its architecture.
Seven of the world’s foremost architects will bring Dellis Cay to life with masterful designs that harmonize with the island’s natural beauty, such as Zaha Hadid, Piero Lissoni, Shigeru Ban, Carl Ettensperger, Keungo Kma, David Chipperfield and Chad Oppenheim.
Villa D by Zaha Hadid, a geometric concrete roof that shelters a glass-walled house below it, it creates an experience between the emerging continuous architectural landscape beneath and the mysterious floating volume above.
Mandarin Orental hotel residence by Piero Lissoni. Light material and shades are added to weightless textures of wood and stone, fitting in perfectly with the symmetrical compositions of the rooms. Oversized glasss panels expands the sense of volume and light, it creates a visual harmony into the landscape.
Shigeru Ban, the design aims for the closest possible relationship between the interior space and thepredominant presence of the ocean landscape.
Carl Ettensperger, composed around an extensive deck and infinity pool that draws the eye seamlessly to the horizon’s edge.
Spa at Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay by Kengo Kuma, set carefully and floating over the lake to promote a connection with mind, body and soul.
Chad Oppenheim, has designed a treetop villas with “floating” swimming pools and star-gazing platforms.
David Chipperfield, expressed in horizontal treatment always can be seen in David’s design. Once again, he has brought this to Dellis Cay and emphasizing its horizon with sea-line.