Marassi – Sidi Abdel Rahman Resort Community
North Coast, Egypt
Marassi is located along the Mediterranean North Coast of El Alamein and overlooks the turquoise waters of Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay, one of the most beautiful bays on the North Coast.
The project aims to develop a world–class, multi–season resort community targeted towards national and international clientele and built in the architectural styles of the Mediterranean against a backdrop of pristine beaches, lush greenery and meandering waterways and lagoons.
Sites International provided detailed landscape architecture design and master planning with sustainability in mind. Methods used include rain-water capture and its on-site use, heavy employment of native species, and low–toxicity maintenance. This was cemented by a newly revised overall irrigation and fertilization system for the resort as well as for the Golf course.
The development is pedestrian oriented and is comprised of building clusters that create distinct regions or villages. Sites International work scope covered detailed landscape architecture for the villages with great attention given to the finer details of each to enhance the character of outdoor living and amplify the style difference between them. Village landscape design amplifies its relationship to Mediterranean Sea and to the villages’ own parks, plazas, and lagoon walkways. The design plan includes transitional levels and spaces, a rich network of alleyways, pools, and playgrounds.
Most spectacular is the major lagoon’s 3 km long promenade that is part of an intricate network of waterways serving the residential areas. The network includes various edge treatments for watercraft stops, access to adjacent areas, and swimming locations. The promenade has pedestrian and bike paths traveling the entire length with special paving accentuating transitional areas and with strategically placed screening treatments to maximize water views while protecting adjacent villas privacy.
Recently Sites International was contracted to update the primary Golf course irrigation system to amplify water conservation and better serve the site. Marassi, upon completion, will be a stunning blend of natural beauty with spectacular landscape architecture design set in a luxurious living environment.