World’s Greenest Eco Resort In UAE

Baharash Architecture practice has unveiled its design for the world’s greenest eco resort located in the UAE. Situated in Liwa, the UAE’s southern region, the resort is one of several the eco company is planning to instigate over the next few years. The oasis is set to open its doors in 2020 with a group of entrepreneurs striving to create a green economy. Some 157,000 sq ft of solar panels have been implemented to power the resort with all its energy needs, enveloping it in a star-shaped ribbon of panels. Baharash Bagherian, designer and founder of the London-based practice, commented on the inspiration driving the design where they draw upon the UAE’s roots: “At the very early stages of the project, we found out that we could extract groundwater using a deep well. This gave us an opportunity to create a story around a spring, which was of critical importance to Bedouins for trade and transportation routes.” Once Bagherian realised they could extract water via a deep well, they harnessed these local materials and have used this water source for the resort. Additional eco-friendly measures have been implemented such as waste water treated on site and recycled for irrigation; a zero-emission zone; and on-site waste management. The resort will also employ wildlife biologists and conservation staff. At the centre of the resort is a spring, which acts as a tranquil oasis in the heated climate. Surrounding this is a series of facilities and accommodation including 84 interconnecting suites that vary in design but all allow for views of the spring.

Grand Cancun Eco Island

The eco island is the next step in noninvasive architecture that actively improves the environment. To commemorate the 50 th anniversary of Cancun’s development into a worldwide tourist destination, designer Richard Moreta Castillo has envisioned the Grand Cancun eco-complex – a multifunctional offshore eco-platform with luxury resort facilities – expected to be completed in 2020. Grand Cancun will be a mega-building, an offshore city standing on stilts where hotels, commercial centres, convention centres, cinemas and loads more will provide the ultimate experience in hospitality while cleaning the seas, being totally self sufficient, having zero-carbon-footprint, and providing drinking water and energy for the city from renewable resources.

Fiji’s Poseidon Underwater Resort

Today we want to represent to your attention stunning underwater hotel Fiji’s Poseidon Resort. Set 40 feet below the water’s surface in a pristine Fijian lagoon is the Poseidon Undersea Resort, a real life submerged hotel accessible by lift and the first of its kind in the world. For a $15,000 per person you’ll get four nights in one of the above water suites, two nights in one of the undersea suites (%70 of the room is see through) and a bunch of other pretty awesome stuff like getting behind the wheel of a mini submarine and gourmet foods. At the moment hotel isn’t open but you can leave your email and you will be notified then they’re open.

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

The Chinese-based Sheraton hotel chain is planning an aggressive expansion in 2013, opening 30 new branches in the Asia-pacific area and four in Africa and the middle east; 15 alone will open in China within the year. The “Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort” is perhaps the most striking of this endeavor, designed by Beijing-based architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects. It could be described as horseshoe shaped, or maybe as a partially submerged bold serif-faced ‘O’, or even possibly a dipped elongated donut, but no matter how you describe it, the newly opened Sheraton Hushou Hot Spring Resort is not your average looking hotel.

Luxury Resort “Amphibious 1000” in Qatar

There are a lot of unusual hotel in the world which offer suits on trees, in caves, in jail and other strange places. Another interesting hotel will appear in Qatar soon – it will be semisubmerged hotel resort called “Amphibious”. Project of the hotel was designed by Italian company Giancarlo Zema Design Group. This company specializes in the design of yachts, houseboats and semi-submersible architectural structures. Estimated cost of the project is $ 500 million. The hotel complex will include residential buildings, offices and marina with modern bay. In the central tower will house a restaurant that offers exotic dishes in addition to stunning panoramic views. Guests can stay in the 80 semi-submersible suits, which were called “Jellyfish.” The rooms have wonderful open views to the underwater artificial reefs. On the territory of the hotel complex will be used only electric vehicles and small aluminum boats with hydrogen engines.

Water Building Resort

Water Building Resort by Orlando De Urrutia, is a sustainable building of postmodern generation (hitech), it was designed architecturally and inspired by the form of a drop of water when falling from the heights.