Nalla Beach Resort

Nalla Beach resort lies north of the Pondicherry town on the east coast road, along the Bay of Bengal. The project brief was to build a resort with 30 rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant, an events hall and a beach front for recreation and entertainment. Adhering to the coastal zone regulations, the project was set back from the dunes and designed with least disturbance to the natural ground topology. The rooms have a simple layout with private balconies and maximum view of the bay. Most of the materials including the doors, windows, pillars, flooring are from recycled building materials; with all the sewage recycled for irrigation of the gardens. Low-flow fixtures coupled with energy saving fixtures within spaces were installed. This along with the solar passive techniques reduce operational energy.