2006 - Cap Estate, St Lucia

Akasha Villa

The views of a deeply historically significant Pigeon Island and Rodney Bay presented by this architectural piece was matched only by the challenge and opportunity to the structural engineer to ensure that these views were not compromised by structural elements that may well have been required to ensure that the structure stood were it not for cleverly incorporated alternative hidden structural elements.
Eglan Flavien, Founder and Executive Chairman

Set on a steep hill slope in Cap Estate on the north of the island and in direct view of the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark, this 8,000ft² reinforced concrete modern residential building was an architect’s dream but a structural engineering challenge. A challenge that the Dannion team fully embraced and executed masterfully.

In order to maximise the potential of the expansive view to the west and south, the construction had to be delicately perched on the side of the hill and required the design of extensive cantilever sections to negate the use of columns while accommodating five (5) levels, an infinity pool, retaining structures and an out-house. This allowed the owner to enjoy the view of the historic Pigeon Island, which played a role as a hide out and look out for Carib indians as the first inhabitants of the island to pirates ships in their looting activities and Admiral Rodney in his battles with the french on the south coast of Martinique to the Americans fighting the Germans in World War 2.

Dannion’s services comprise structural and civil engineering designs up to planning approval and construction supervision.

Akasha Villa

St Lucia

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  • Appointment 2005
  • Completion 2006
  • Client Dovecote Enterprise
  • Structural Engineer
  • MEP Engineer