After revealing his floating terminal concept for Seoul, Belgian ecological architect Vincent Callebaut has unveiled another design proposal in Asia, this time an eco-tourism resort located in the Philippines.
Titled "Nautilus Eco-Resort," the project places an emphasis on sustainability, as Vincent Callebaut Architectures pinpointed the environmental threats to the Philippine archipelago as inspiration for the design.
The futuristic concept highlights a series of spiraling apartment buildings and shell-shaped hotel buildings, positioned on two spirals of land in a coastal lagoon. Located at the center is a mountain-like complex that combines a school, recreational swimming pools, sports halls, the resort's kitchens, and a suite of laboratories for environmental scientists.
A number of renewable energy sources, such as tidal and solar energy, with any surplus planned to be connected to the local grid and provided to the community are also included in the proposal. In terms of its material makeup, bio-concrete would be utilized for the shell-shaped hotel facades, green walls, and cross-laminated timber in the central complex. The primary proposed transportation system for the resort is via boat, in an attempt to prevent road infrastructure and preserve its natural habitat.
The goal of the resort is a joint collaboration in which eco-tourism would fund the work of the resort's environmental scientists, while tourists and residents would be exposed to the scientific knowledge generated in the laboratories.
Vincent Callebaut Architectures explained in a press release, "In a world that is shrinking, the Nautilus Eco-Resort project wants to extend the field of action of a triple-zero eco-tourism: zero-emission, zero-waste, zero poverty. Discover the world without distorting it. Revitalize ecosystems instead of impoverishing and polluting them. Actively participate in the restoration of cultural heritage."
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