Where once there was nothing, the Steyn City Golf Clubhouse makes use of the landscape itself to create shelter and space, blurring the boundaries between what is natural and built, achieving a constant connection with nature.
Using local materials and labour, the building integrates with its surroundings and the indigenous landscape, creating architecture that is responsive, sensitive, functional and sustainable. Emphasis is placed on the latest technologies with regard to lighting, shading, heat recovery and distribution, grey water utilisation, recycling and reuse of building materials, and greening of the architectural façades.
Areas of grass sweep over the architecture, and it in turn merges with its surroundings by exploiting the slope of the land to reduce its impact intentionally. The fragmentation of the building components enhances its connection with nature by juxtaposing the organic shapes of the buildings with the landscape. This achieves a harmonious symbiosis between nature and the architecture that nestles within it.