Arusha is the gateway city into the Serengeti, and an important diplomatic hub for East Africa. The Saba Saba Hotel site is beautifully lush and green with many large mature trees and a clear mountain stream that runs through it. Over the course of five years, WOW was commissioned to design and redesign the proposed Saba Saba hotel and bungalows as the client sought planning permission to introduce a sustainable international-grade hotel into Arusha. These projects were designed to different briefs and hotel operator requirements and had various business models governing their conception. Hotel Saba Saba 1 was designed as a single loaded and gently raked 'cliff' with prominent views of Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro in the distance.
阿鲁沙是坦桑尼亚的塞伦盖蒂平原的门户城市，也是东非的重要外交中心。Saba Saba 酒店的基地周围除了有郁郁葱葱的美丽树林和高耸入云的老树外，还有一条清澈山涧贯穿其中。由于客户需要寻求规划许可，在阿鲁沙建立第一家国际级的可持续发展的酒店，因此在五年间，华纳黄设计•哇建筑设计先后被委托设计和重新设计建议中的Saba Saba 酒店和别墅。这些项目根据不同的设计任务书和酒店运营商的要求而设计，各种构想都有各自的商业管理模式。Saba Saba 酒店的第一个设计版本是一座单边走廊式建筑，形态有如缓缓地倾斜的“悬崖”，可眺望远处的須弥山和乞力马扎罗山的美景。