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THE ATRIUM
THE ATRIUM
Birtamode I Jhapa

2019 - Ongoing
Project Type: Hospitality | Geography: Nepal

This 3 Star hotel, located in a burgeoning town of Birtamode in Jhapa, is only an hour drive from Nepal-India border. The overall program is distributed in 4 different courtyards that serve as dedicated spill-out spaces for Hotel, Meeting, Banquet and Casino Blocks.

The hotel block includes 90 rooms, two dining venues, and a health club with outdoor pool area. The meeting block attached with the hotel houses various conferencing facilities of varying sizes.

The banquet block is an independent, large format venue for large scale functions. Similarly the casino block has two levels of gaming floors with its own dining area.

The design of the buildings are simplified responding to cost and construction timeline. Their massing strategically responds to the frontages and climatic orientation. While the fa├žade of each block is rudimentary, integration of landscape is prioritized to reduce the solar exposures on the walls and roofs. Responding to warm climate, the interior spaces are airy and tall. Series of atriums serve as way finding spaces that visually and physically link indoor common areas with important outdoor spaces.

Burst of colors that vary from one interior space to the other is an affordable strategy that creates a memorable guest experience as well as a distinctive identity for the hotel.

The immediate landscape design emulates the tea estates and betel nut groves omnipresent throughout the locale. The diversity of indigenous trees are purposefully located to frame views as well as to provide much needed shade during the summer.

FACTS
Site Area: 3.3 Acres
Rating: 2 Star
Keys: 95
Total Built Area: 140,000 SF
Health club and Spa: 3,000 SF
F&B Venues: 3
F&B Area: 10,000 SF
MICE: 21,000 SF
Casino: 13,000 SF

Design Director: Kiran Mathema
Consultant Team: Ajaya Mathema, Dipesh Shrestha, Bipin Niraula, Parmila Maharjan, Nikki Maharjan, Anu Maharjan, Bibek Shrestha, Shristi Tamrakar, Kiran KC, Guddu Karna.