&Beyond’s Sandibe Wins Design Africa Category
A bold departure from stereotypical safari lodges, stylish and contemporary &Beyond’s Sandibe Wins Design Africa Category at the We Are Africa Innovation Awards 2015.
Celebrating the most inventive, inspiring and unexpected designs that are changing the face of safari in Africa, the Innovation Awards are voted on by a group of the finest African travel specialists and visionaries.
“We are truly honoured to have our vision for &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge recognised at this prestigious forum. We believe that we have created a fresh and innovative new look that reflects the future in the design of luxury safari lodges,” says Joss Kent, &Beyond CEO.
It’s easy to see why &Beyond’s Sandibe Wins Design Africa Category at the We Are Africa Innovation Awards 2015:
Redefining safari chic, &Beyond Sandibe, which is situated in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, features a brand new take on these magnificent surroundings. Commissioned by &Beyond, Nick Plewman Architects and Michaelis Boyd Associates have created a lodge structure inspired by the nest of the weaver birds and the pangolin’s body armour of scales. Elegant interiors by Fox Browne Creative mimic natural patterns while creating an atmosphere that is both tranquil and ethereal.
In keeping with &Beyond’s core ethos of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People, Sandibe has also been designed with a focus on sustainability. The lodge’s combined solar electricity and solar hot water systems produce more than 200 000 Kwh of energy per year, saving 67 000 litres of diesel, a carbon footprint saving of 180 tons of CO².