ECO-DESIGN OF A FILTERING SYSTEM THROUGH A GARDEN IN THE ASHAR TENTED RESORT, IN SAUDI ARABIA

Client : RCU, AFALULA
Location : Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia
Project : Eco-design of filtering ponds in the garden in the hotel
Mission : Landscaping HQE®, study
Consultant designer : AW2, EGIS, AR ARCHITECTES
Capacity : On average 2,100 l/d per room of wastewater to be treated
Date : Study in 2020 - Detailled Design

The site is in a desert area of   the city of Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia. The objective is to minimize the resort’s water consumption that often comes from desalination and so has a high impact on the environment. Thus, the filtering gardens in the patios of each tent make it possible to recycle gray and black water in order to reuse it for sanitary uses, maintenance and irrigation of the hotel’s landscaping.
The major challenge is to create responsible water management in line with the ecological and economic principles of the Ashar Tented Resort hotel, which aims to be innovative in this area.