This is a project proposal for creating a draft design that will be presented to the client to meet with potential investors interested in investing in Sabolo Island. Our Jeghier Architect team faced a significant challenge in designing something that would fulfill the water needs of this area, considering the difficulty in sourcing water.
In the East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province, there are many tourist destinations through a cluster of islands scattered across the region. The islands in NTT are spread from the western tip in Labuan Bajo to the east in Alor and Timor Island. The island destinations in NTT offer the beauty of nature through their breathtaking panoramas.
Labuan Bajo serves as the center of West Manggarai Regency, with a diverse population consisting of various ethnic groups. The indigenous Manggarai people are joined by other ethnic groups such as Bugis, Makassar, Sumba, Bajawa, Kupang, Ende, and more. Labuan Bajo is a single district, geographically located on arid plains, with the majority of houses and residents concentrated along the coast. Despite this, the islands to the west are lush and abundant, attracting tourists.
Every region in Indonesia has its own traditional house, each with its distinctive interior. In Java, there is the Jogja interior, the royal palace (keraton), the traditional Javanese house (joglo), and so on. What about the interior of Labuan Bajo? In essence, Labuan Bajo does not have its own traditional house. Visitors can enjoy traditional houses near Labuan Bajo within the same regency. Therefore, in designing this resort, we prioritize dynamic forms while emphasizing natural materials and local resources.
Sabolo Island is a small uninhabited island located just about an hour's journey from the port of Labuan Bajo. This island, not far from Seraya Besar Island, presents a stunning stretch of white sandy beaches.
An exciting activity enjoyed by tourists is trekking, offering beautiful scenery that never fails to captivate.