SAOTA and ARRCC showcase Cheetah Plains at the Architecture Biennale, Venice 2023

Cheetah Plains

SAOTA, ARRCC & Poliform’s exhibition LIGHT SPACE LIFE, part of the sixth edition of the architecture biennale exhibition titled Time Space Existence, organised and hosted by the European Cultural Centre in Venice, presents Cheetah Plains, an extraordinary project in the South African Lowveld.

A luxury safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Cheetah Plains is notable for its modernist sensibility, raw materiality, and carbon-negative operation.

Design leader, SAOTA Principal and Founder Stefan Antoni explains, “The design explores the creative tension between our contemporary human existence and the raw, primal natural world.

Through the architecture and interior design, we strive to forge connections and contrasts that enable profound and meaningful encounters with nature.”

“The buildings and interiors are consciously restrained but layered in form, detail and materiality. They create a sensory platform to experience the african bush in its purest form.” says ARRCC Director, Jon Case. Since its inauguration in May, Palazzo Bembo has welcomed over 250,000 visitors.

The exhibition’s video wall offers an immersive experience, allowing visitors to experience Cheetah Plains and explore the concepts of LIGHT SPACE and LIFE whilst delving into the intricate relationship between architecture, nature and human existence. Source and photos Courtesy of SAOTA and ARRCC.