The design re-interprets the rural architecture of the Hybleian mountains, both in terms of massing and materials. The external walls that connect the suites are built in local limestone, using a drystone wall technique, whilst timber pergolas connect the open spaces and provide substantial shading for the summer months. The buildings themselves are constructed in cross-laminated timber and covered in a zinc-titanium roof, which collects rain water used to water the gardens. Internally the suites are finished in natural materials.
This project aimed at providing more accommodation for a four star resort on the South coast of Sicily. Instead of housing the new rooms within a single block, Zero Zero proposed the creation of six new independent and self-contained suites within a Citrus garden.
Location:Marina di Ragusa, Italy