Studio Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet renovate the Club Med Bali Nusa Dua
Studio Marc Hertrich & Nicolas Adnet has carried out two different phases of renovations to revamp the beautiful Club Med village of Nusa Dua in Bali.
“The idea behind our work in the village was to ‘wake up’ a sleeping beauty,” explains Marc Hertrich. The village as a whole had survived the passage of time and changing trends, but the centre of the village had become a little run-down. Given the somewhat traditional style of the existing building, the studio was determined to give these new areas a resolutely contemporary feel. The entire project was suffused with the colour red, which has since become one of the resort’s signature features.
This second phase of developments saw the creation of a new Zen swimming pool, a new concept restaurant and a series of additional Deluxe suites.
The beauty and grandeur of the Club Med Bali village provided the inspiration for the new Zen Pool. It is an oasis of perfect peace and tranquillity. Built in tiers, the pool looks out onto the sea, giving a touch of privacy to each area. Just beyond a temple, forming an extension to the Zen Pool, the Concept Restaurant and Bar has become a new oasis of calm at the heart of the Club Med village.
The traditional buildings have been restored and modernised, with the addition of new storeys. It is a temple of serenity and relaxation that transports you to another time and place. The bar area boasts a cosy lounge atmosphere and the restaurant area offers a wide range of seating options with furniture including sofas, armchairs, card tables, coffee tables, bar tables and dining tables.
The same magical and mysterious atmosphere of the exterior also permeates the interior, which the designers wanted to effuse a light and airy element.
The bedrooms were decorated in a contemporary style, which includes references to local Balinese culture. The materials chosen for the project were noble, ‘natural’ and warm (wood, rattan, fabric, local stone) and are predominantly light in colour. Among them are frequent flashes of red – the village’s signature colour – and a few touches of honey-coloured wood. The black and white of the bed canopy is echoed in some other pieces of white furniture, white curtains and black trims and touches which add a note of character and sophistication.
The new Mini Club created by the studio at Club Med Bali is now housed in what was formerly the resort’s speciality restaurant.
Bigger, brighter and, above all, closer to the centre of the village, the building has had its interior completely revamped.
Photos: Sean Fennessy