Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The new proposed eco-tourism resort in Philippines got the spectacular design layout from the Vincent Callebaut Architectures lately. The firm has made extensive implementation of cradle-to-cradle and other sustainable design principles. Also, we get to see a series of spiraled apartment buildings and shell-shaped hotel buildings, placed on two Fibonacci spirals of land in a coastal lagoon in the planned layout. At the middle of the outline, a mountain looking complex combines a school, swimming pool, the kitchens, sports halls and other sections.
The design’s main target was eco-credentials of the project. Also named the “Nautilus Eco-Resort, the Vincent Callebaut Architectures highlight the dangers of the environment to the Philippine archipelago as kind of a motivation for the design. Renewable energy sources like tidal and solar energy, with additional planned to be connected to the local grid and communities are found in the proposal.
In addition, sustainable materials have been widely used in the designs like bio-concrete in the shell-shaped hotel facades, cross-laminated timber in the central complex and green walls. One can reach this resort through boat services, being the main transportation system of this place. In order to stop the construction of road infrastructure, the proposed boats will have flat bottoms to keep the damage to the marine environment at bay.