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Ocean Spray Resort, Pondicherry
© Arindam Ghosh

Beautiful clay roofs for a resort in the Bay of Bengal

Spread over 23 acres, the resort Ocean Spray in India 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. The challenging weather conditions requested for a durable and maintenance friendly material like clay for the roofing.

Ocean Spray resort 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.

Ocean Spray Resort, Pondicherry
© Arindam Ghosh
Ocean Spray Resort, Pondicherry
© Arindam Ghosh

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. Wienerberger ceramic 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. The guests of the resort stay well protected under this beautiful and natural roof – thanks to the clay tiles.

Facts
  • Project name
    Ocean Spray Resort, Bay of Bengal, India
  • Architect
    Siraj & Renu, Bangalore
  • Used products

    Koramic Romane natural red, nuanced & straw-coloured

Ocean Spray Resort, Pondicherry

Roof tiles

Koramic Romane natural red, nuanced & straw-coloured