The Nest is a 1,000 sqm double volume restaurant where golfers can head to after their game for meals and drinks. In the interest of operational ease, and with the intention of simplifying the installation, travertine was replaced by aluminium, but still frames a glass façade.
The edifice sits in front of the new golf club and right by the green at the 18 th hole, ready to receive a large spectating crowd during big golfing events. Its position is therefore no coincidence. Its volumetric expression is simple but no less exciting, marked by slanting eaves in the front and back to give it a dynamic feel. They also serve to keep the sun out from the restaurant interiors, and provide shelter for the al fresco dining area. Thanks to the glass façade, diners sitting inside The Nest also get to enjoy the view of the lake in front of it.
Since constructing these two buildings, the client has gone on to ask for a more radical design for the clubhouse and hotel. The architecture was therefore overhauled and takes the form of a sweeping curve. This, however, means that the Mock-Up Room and Nest are no longer congruous with it. The client has been advised to modify the façade, especially since The Nest sits in front of the main building and contrasts too starkly against it, but they have yet to make a decision.
Laguna National Golf & Country Club Ltd
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