POOL DESIGN AWARDS 2014 - Middle East - The most beautiful spa
- Architect: Francis Landscapes
- Project leader: M. Frédéric Francis
- Location: Doha, Qatar
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A series of theme gardens and courtyards create a choice of living spaces on the grounds of this Doha villa. They achieve a fluid continuity which, amplified by the presence of water throughout the landscape, culminates in the glistening waters of the adjoining lagoon.
At the center of it all, facing the lagoon, the main water feature unfolds over three levels.
Sitting at the top, a large, circular Jacuzzi overflows into the swimming pool. From the pool, one can enjoy a unique vantage point of the lagoon.
The impressive rectangle of blue that forms the no-edge pool ends in a cascade collected in a long, narrow channel beneath it. On the same level is a charming, partially shaded Andalusian water channel with an octagonal fountain at the end.
Ahead of the steps which lead to the beach, a reflecting pool mirrors the blue of the swimming pool at one time of day and the clear waters of the lagoon at another.
There is always something new to catch the eye: the delicate stone frame of a fountain spout, the mysteries of the secret garden or some other delight waiting to be discovered.