Mukul: Expressing Local Culture and Nature through Nicaragua’s only 5-Star Resort

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SWA Group was in charge of landscape planning and architecture for the only 5-star resort in Nicaragua under Pellas Development Group. The 25-acre site highlights the native features of the site, such as the local culture and nature, combined with the rich horticultural diversity existed in the Pacific Region.

Mukul

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SWA has managed to connect the built environment to the land with minimal disruption to the site, preserving the site’s geological features and native flora.

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They also offered landscape solutions by repairing disturbed vegetation and using only indigenous plantings from existed botanical species in order to produce a resort environment alive with vibrant color, fragrances of the garden, and seasonal change.

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The environment of the resort feels alive thanks to the integration of botanical species you can find almost in every corner and space.

Sustainable Design Principles

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The firm developed proposed sustainable design principles in order to transform the site which was formerly known as an undeveloped portion of Nicaragua.

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Through the approach, they included structures to optimize natural ventilation and harness solar power.

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On top of that, the firm incorporated rainwater collection for re-use and treatment as well as employed electrical vehicles and bicycles to be used for transportation across the site.

Supporting Local Community

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The existence of Mukul is also the result of local community cooperation. That being the case, the firm involved farmers to protect the water sources of local residents.

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The preservation of trees, water catchment strategies, and the reforestation of barren areas were encouraged by financial incentives.

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Mukul’s support for the local community goes beyond that. The resort provides educational opportunities and decorating the resort with furnishings created by local artisans.

Perfect Holiday Destination

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As a perfect holiday destination in Nicaragua, Mukul offers 23 mountainside bohios and 12 beach villas all designed as suites overlooking the sea.

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The property also comes with a 7,800-square-foot private suite compound and a 20,000-square-foot private residence.

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To make the visitors enjoy their stay even more, Mukul provides a beach club and a spa facility.

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For the future plan, 40 residential lots and 6 beachfront villas will be developed on the larger property.

Via SWA Group