How to be proactive
In order to avoid mishaps we used mock-up units as a tool to evaluate and test design, constructability, marketing and operating issues.
These mock-up units need to be budgeted and identified in the Master Planning of the project.
Our mock-up unit at Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort was built and demolished three times – it was the only way to have 100% success meeting all quality requirements.
All the problems, most of which had been anticipated by the team, were overcome and the complete project of 11 blocks of apartments, swimming pools, restaurants and bars was completed, each phase on time and satisfyingly 4 million dollars under budget.
Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort was a huge success for the project management team and for the developers and received 2 ARDA silver awards in recognition for architecture and interior design – both consultants responsible were key members of our development team.