Stefan Antoni, Director of SAOTA – an international architecture firm based in Cape Town, recently visited Grande Baie, Mauritius to witness the official commencement of work on site at SAOTA-designed Le Parc de Mont Choisy Golf and Beach Estate. Antoni, co- project leader along with Greg Truen, supervised the team formed by Roxanne Kaye, Colby Swartz & Michael Wentworth, responsible for the design and master plan of the estate. The site used to be a sugar plantation and has some wonderful historic buildings and avenues of Banyan and Flamboyant trees that will be retained. The intention has been to capture the spirit of Mauritius and particularly Grand Baie. The villas and apartments, designed as groups of pavilions, are arranged around outdoor living, landscaped spaces and pools. The forms, materials, finishes and colours together with the natural surfaces, textured walls, wooden ceilings and pergolas, and timber shingle roofs have been chosen to engage with the environment to create a timeless and elegant contemporary Estate.