Shaping Lives; Designing Communities
"Always design a thing by considering its next larger context — a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan."
Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), Finnish-American architect.
With the highest level of expertise and professionalism, EDSA have been planning and designing successful projects since their foundation in 1960. As a result they have become recognised as one of the world’s leading planning, landscape, architectural, urban design and graphic design firms. Their impressive portfolio includes The Amelkis, Marrakech and The Arabian Court at The One and Only Royal Mirage, Dubai.
Responding to the natural and cultural conditions in an effort to become a steward of the environment is essential in today’s highly competitive market. EDSA’s planning process is based on understanding each individual site’s characteristics and attributes. Through this understanding and a collaborative planning approach, EDSA has the ability to utilize the natural and cultural amenities of a site to add both value to a project and to develop creative spaces which are functional, safe and affect peoples’ lives in a positive way. Deciding where to live is not simply about shelter. It is about a sense of belonging and a place to call home. Residents are seeking communities with an identity that offer a higher quality of life, with designs that protect and enhance their home values and address their desire for privacy, security and convenience.
At Ancient Sands Resort, EDSA have carefully shaped the master plan design so that it is sympathetic to the ethos and experience of the existing El Gouna town while providing a unique environment with a delicate balance of residential units and resort facilities. The master plan has been meticulously composed to allow for views from all of the residential plots either of the golf course, lagoon, sea or the Mountains. EDSA have worked hand-in-hand with Karl Litten to create a golf course design to naturally compliment the residential offering. Says Doug Smith, Principal at EDSA,“Every project is different, every destination unique. At Ancient Sands Resort we immediately saw that it was essential that the master plan integrated with the existing resort whilst acting as the crescendo to the town.”
For further information about EDSA, please visit the EDSA website or click here to see a portfolio of EDSA projects.