Sao Vicente Golf & Beach Resort
Vale de Flamengos, Cabo Verde
CHALLENGE The challenge was to master plan a world-class golf and beach resort in a remote, barren valley to include hotels, a range of residential products, golf and recreational amenities. It was imperative that the development take a serious stance on sustainability, with water being an extremely valuable resource in Cape Verde, at the same time ensuring that carbon emissions be minimised in design, construction and implementation.
SOLUTION A riparian corridor supporting a diverse landscape was designed to carry grey water from the development while filtering and purifying it. This central green spine became the landscape frontage for the property, accommodating golf and thus raising the value of adjacent properties.
SIZE 437 hectares (1,079 acres); 3,452 residences (villas & apartments); three hotels (580 rooms); 154 serviced apartments; 184 town apartments
AMENITIES Village with hotel, conferencing and sports academy; town centre with golf hotel, golf clubhouse, retail; residential villages offering a variety of residential products including ranch and hilltop villas; 18-hole resort golf course; sea water lagoon; beach pier for variety of water activities