Eco-sensitive design on a long stretch of Atlantic Ocean beachfront
A remote yet easily accessible location and direct beach access through a lush mangrove forest, with beautiful water canals and lakes enhancing the back-to-nature experience. Residences have been designedby Felipe Bezerra and are inspired by Brazilian music and culture. Their sophisticated yet simple forms use sustainable and repurposed construction materials, much of which have been produced within Brazil.
The “Eco Estrela” project in Baia Formosa is to become Brazil’s new, world-class tourist destination comparable to exotic, luxury locations such as Porto Cervo, Sardinia (Italy), Sotogrande (Spain) and Mayakoba (Mexico). Located on a former coconut plantation, Baia Formosa, which translates to Beautiful Bay, is in the state of Rio Grande do Norte: the most eastern territory of Brazil and the country’s closest point to Europe across the Atlantic Ocean. The region’s capital city Natal is considered one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.
Eco Estrela promises a heavenly environment near Baia Formosa. The extraordinary site features 4.1 miles (6.5 kilometres) of Atlantic beach and the area is covered by lush mangrove forest and waterways, providing opportunities for a raft of water activities.
The 58 three- four- and five-bedroom Six Senses Residences, designed by Felipe Bezerra, were awarded in Chicago (Good Design) and Milan (A'Design award). Sophisticated yet simple forms create harmony with their surroundings, while furnishings evoke a natural and neutral palette together with splashes of vibrancy that reflect Brazil’s colorful culture.
The region is known for its pleasant climate. The average annual temperature is 26.6 C, with a water temperature between 26 C and 28 C. The site is characterized by high-quality fresh air and has over 300 sunny days per year.
In tune with environment
The zone's development has been carefully planned not to impact resident wildlife, while allowing guests to enjoy the area's potential. Careful attention to preserving flora and fauna means the area attracts some fascinating birdlife. Sea turtles nest at certain times of the year and Six Senses is working closely with the local preservation center.
The “Eco Estrela” project offers vast potential for water sports. Baia Formosa features some of the best kitesurfing in the world and keen surfers and sailors won't miss out either. The diverse environment, including the sugary sand beach and the mangroves, provide opportunities for buggy rides, horse riding, walking and kayak tours. The clear water and relatively short distance to the edge of the continental shelf provide good conditions for scuba diving. The nearby Mata Estrela, the most significant reserve of Atlantic forest in the north of the country, is a refuge for many animals (foxes, Brazilian ocelot, lizards, opossums, agouti, monkeys and others) and rich and rare flora (including potted fig and Paubrasilia).
Gremi International SARL (Luxembourg) is an international holding, composed of a number of companies operating in Luxembourg, Poland, the Netherlands and Brazil. The group was established in 1991 by a Polish entrepreneur, Grzegorz (Greg) Hajdarowicz. GREMI has been involved in many equity investments in various projects for the last 27 years.
Felipe Bezzera was born in Natal, Brazil, in 1970. He graduated in architecture and urbanism from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte UFRN in 1997. He has taken part in numerous international exhibitions and has received international recognition along with the Good Design (Chicago) award and A’Design (Milan) award.
From his offices in Sao Paolo and New York, Arthur Casas and his team have completed projects in Japan, France, the United States and Mexico. The architect has won several prizes, such as the Best of Year 2017 (Interior Design magazine), the iF Design Award 2017 and the Frame Award 2018 (Frame magazine) for the Emiliano hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
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