The beauty of clay roofs
Spread over 23 acres, Ocean Spray is a resort that offers unadulterated leisure and a chance to explore Pondicherry’s quaint and rich culture. Situated on the east coast of India, Pondicherry retains strong cultural influences from its past as a French colony. It is just 144 kilometres from Chennai, a major metro, and Auroville, the international township dedicated to human unity.
Ocean Spray is a recent addition to the cluster of leisure properties that dot the coast. Its elevation and grand entrance draws one’s attention as you drive down the highway. Designed by well-known, Bangalore-based architects Siraj and Renu, the design imperative was the creation of an iconic resort with elegant landscaping that could be counted among the finer properties in its category.
Resisting the forces of nature in style.
Ocean Spray’s location by the Bay of Bengal necessitated careful consideration to design, construction and the optimal selection of material. High humidity, heavy rainfall, salt content in moisture and the area’s proclivity for cyclones influenced the design and structural elevation. Koramic tiles were chosen for their weather resistance and anti-reflective nature. These clay tiles also have qualities like dimensional stability, heat resistance, durability and maintenance friendliness – all highly desirable qualities given the fury of the elements during the annual cyclone season.
- Ocean Spray Resort,Bay of Bengal
- Bonjour Bonheur Ocean Spray
- Siraj & Renu, Bangalore
- Main contractor:
- Mertho Constructions
- Clay roof tile:
- Romane natural red, nuanced & straw-coloured
- Arindam Ghosh