Wadi Rum creates a model for ‘primitive luxury’ for the region by carving into the sandstone cliffs near a nature preserve close to Petra, Jordan. The landscape features of this 80,000sf site minimize water usage and energy consumption while maximizing comfortable healthy living and exposure to
the natural beauty of the area. The highly opportunistic vegetation of the region that needs minimal water to thrive comes alive with reclaimed water from the various lodges. An extensive system of materials and paths eases wayfinding in the vast landscape, and integrates the rhythms of flora & fauna.
Oppenheim Architecture and Design, Architect