With beautiful architecture, combining modernity and tradition and relaxed, spacious grounds the Anantara Resort & Spa adopts a smart and efficient utilization of natural energy resources.
“Located in the Strait of Mui Ne in Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province, Anantara Resort & Spa takes the great advantage of the fresh air of the famous serene sea of Mui Ne. In particular, the combined modern and classic architecture has brought the building energy efficiency” CEO of A-B Investment Co., Ltd and Anantara Resort & Spa investor Ha Van An said.
Bearing the nature of a tropical resort, Anantara Resort & Spa is typical for open spaced architectural model including well ventilated public areas, lobbies, hallways, and break rooms. Moreover, in order to maximize the natural incentives, Anantara Resort & Spa is seen with low building rate of only about 33 percent of the total area. The remaining area is covered by green grass, flowers, swimming pool, lotus ponds, trees, shrubs and coconut groves.
Reception halls, lounges, villas, massage parlors, and bars in Anantara Resort & Spa are connected to each other through a system of small tree-shaded walkways. All rooms are designed with sweeping views and overlooking the sea. Wide corridors help the magnificent building easily take the wind blowing in from the outside while reducing the use of air conditioning systems. Windows and doors are also arranged to ensure the best utilization of natural light, i.e. letting the light go deep into the room and minimizing heat radiation through the door glasses.
Along with a rationally scientific architecture, the lighting or cooling devices in this resort are high performance. Specifically, the lighting system was designed to mainly take advantage of natural light and reduce the use of power lit devices which are chiefly used at night or under cloudy weathers. In power lit areas in Anantara Resort & Spa, energy saving compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and tubes are used, for example, 5W CFL bulbs for hallways, T5-28W CF tubes for rooms, and 9W light emitting diode (LED) bulbs for rest rooms. Moreover, light reflector sheets are also used to increase lighting efficiency. Other devices such as air conditioners and water heaters in the resort are high performance and electricity saving, or use solar energy.
Advanced architectural model has helped the resort maintain a stable temperature of 27.60 degree Celsius and humidity at 85.5 percent. The maximum power consumption is measured at 111.76 kWh per month, much lower than other buildings with the same functions.
Speaking about the role of architectural design in a building, Deputy Chairman of the Association of Architects of Vietnam Prof. Nguyen Quoc Thong said “Architectural design is one of the decisive factors to efficient energy use of a building. Therefore, modern buildings tend to return to traditional architectural styles with wide porches, trees, and water surfaces, with a view to taking advantage of the natural light and wind and bringing the building more beautiful look.”/.