Lopota Lake Resort & Spa in Georgia reveals eco-friendly expansion

Georgia’s family-owned Lopota Lake Resort & Spa has revealed a significant expansion, which has seen the creation of a new building housing 80 eco-friendly premium rooms.

This new building, designed by Georgian architecture and interior design firm Design Avenue Studio, provides panoramic views over Lopota Lake and of the Caucasus Mountains.

An eco expansion

The scenic Lopota Lake Resort & Spa spans an impressive 60 hectares of landscape at the heart of eastern Georgia’s Kakheti region. Now this property benefits from the creation of a new 80-room building designed by David Koiava of Design Avenue Studio.

With care for the environment in mind, this new two-storey structure delivers on energy efficiency while also blending in with its natural surroundings. In the creation of this building, the resort has endeavoured to achieve harmony between the architecture, landscape and other infrastructure of the resort.

The development’s environmental policy extends to the goal of maintaining vegetation across 90% of the resort area. Initiatives minimising the resort’s impact on the environment include a tree planting scheme, care for the forest, the development of an on-site solar power plant, and the use of electric vehicles.

Bringing the outside in

This structure’s reinforced concrete structure has been clad with pine and lined with plants to invite greenery to climb across the building’s facade over time. The structure is finished with solar panelled roofing.

One side of the new building spills out into the lake while the other side lies adjacent to the resort’s seasonal vegetable garden and one of its eight swimming pools. Each room in this new structure has its own spacious balcony for taking in the views.

The interiors of this new building marry well with the exterior, making use of earthy tones and natural materials. Here, wood panelled walls meet linear oak floorboards, sage green furnishings and green-tiled bathrooms. Custom-made wallpapers, designed by Salome Mamrikishvili and ID Vision, represent the surrounding nature.