The plans for eco-friendly holiday resort in Philippines

  • The Nautilus Eco-Resort follows the Fibonacci sequence, used by architects as the ideal good design formula
  • Over 500 guests will be able to stay at the resort, which will be entirely built from reused or recycled material
  • The man behind it, Vincent Callebaut, 40, says his plans will help preserve the coastal area’s environment

An architect has unveiled plans for a spectacular, new, eco-friendly resort in the Philippines with shell-shaped hotels and rotating apartment towers.

The spiral layout of the stunning Nautilus Eco-Resort follows the Fibonacci sequence, employed by architects as a ‘golden ratio’ to create visually appealing designs.

Over 500 guests will be able to stay at the resort at a time, and their accommodation will be entirely built from reused or recycled materials from the islands.

Incredible: The Nautilus Eco-Resort follows the Fibonacci sequence, used by architects as the ideal good design formula

Incredible: The Nautilus Eco-Resort follows the Fibonacci sequence, used by architects as the ideal good design formula

And, amazingly, some visitors can expect uninterrupted rays throughout the day as the towers rotate to follow the course of the sun.

Impressively, the hotel buildings will also rise and fall as they rotate around a central coil and some of the rooms, if unused, will even disappear underground.

Vincent Callebaut, 40, says his plans will help preserve the coastal area’s environment, and guests will have to either sail there or use electric boats.

He said he was inspired by fears that the islands in the Western Pacific are under threat from pollution, mass tourism, over-fishing and climate change.

While holiday companies and hotels around the world wise up to the challenges of sustainable tourism, his Nautilus Eco-Resort takes things a step further by being a ‘zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty’ project.

Visitors will also be actively involved with scientists, engineers and ecologists to ensure the experience encourages the preservation of nature.

Sustainable: Over 500 guests will be able to stay at the resort, which will be entirely built from reused or recycled material

Sustainable: Over 500 guests will be able to stay at the resort, which will be entirely built from reused or recycled material

Conscience: The man behind it, Vincent Callebaut, 40, says his plans will help preserve the coastal area's environment

Conscience: The man behind it, Vincent Callebaut, 40, says his plans will help preserve the coastal area’s environment

Green: The ambitious idea, which remains conceptual, is being touted a 'zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty' project

Green: The ambitious idea, which remains conceptual, is being touted a ‘zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty’ project

Waste not, want not! Impressively, the hotel buildings will also rise and fall as they rotate around a central coil and some of the rooms, if unused, will even disappear underground

Waste not, want not! Impressively, the hotel buildings will also rise and fall as they rotate around a central coil and some of the rooms, if unused, will even disappear underground

Even those splashing out to stay there will be asked to help out with the collection of rubbish and learn about sustainable environments.

Mr Callebaut, 40, who is based in Paris, said: ‘Our new project, the Nautilus Eco-Resort, is a pioneering, eco-tourism complex.

‘It has been designed to unite the knowledge of the scientific community with the willingness of eco-tourists to optimise the revitalisation and protection of a degraded ecosystem such as in the Philippines.

Life lessons: Visitors will also be actively involved with scientists, engineers and ecologists to ensure the experience encourages the preservation of nature

Life lessons: Visitors will also be actively involved with scientists, engineers and ecologists to ensure the experience encourages the preservation of nature

Making waves: Even those splashing out to stay there will be asked to help out with the collection of rubbish

Making waves: Even those splashing out to stay there will be asked to help out with the collection of rubbish

Inspired: The plans were sparked by fears that the islands in the Western Pacific are under threat from pollution, mass tourism, over-fishing and climate change

Inspired: The plans were sparked by fears that the islands in the Western Pacific are under threat from pollution, mass tourism, over-fishing and climate change

‘By minimising its ecological footprint, the experience is centered on the preservation of nature and local urban ecology while respecting endemic ecosystems and agro-ecosystems.

‘This ‘zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty’ project will be built from reused and recycled materials from the archipelago.

‘This collaborative concept offers responsible eco-tourism based on education and interpretation in a natural environment, where the resources and well-being of local populations are to be preserved and gradually restored.’

 

 





Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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