Yala Wild Coast Lodge wins UNESCO's Prix Versailles
We are very proud to share with you our collaboration with Nomadic Resorts, Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka, won UNESCO's Prix Versailles for Worlds' Best Restaurant design 2018.
Culture and commercial architecture: two domains that are often depicted as contradictory. Indeed, commerce is associated with utilitarian functionalism, immediacy, playing it safe, and an impoverished style. Whilst culture is associated with beauty, creativity and a disinterested ideal.
The Prix recognizes the most remarkable structures, in terms of both interior and exterior architecture. Because the Prix is associated with Versailles, we want that world renowned symbol of beauty and elegance to serve not as a model but as a beacon or impetus for quality commercial architecture, today and tomorrow.
Architect Olav Bruin and Bo went to Paris to receive the award on 15th May.
The jury with chairman François de Mazières (Mayor of Versailles) included French architect Manuelle Gautrand, Chinese architects Ma Yansong (MAD) and Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu, fashion designer Guo Pei from China, renowned French chef Guy Savoy and Former Deputy Director of the World Heritage Centre Minja Yang from Japan.