The ‘Greenstar’, situated in the middle of an atoll in the Maldives, is a floating convention centre and hotel composed of five appendages. The structure is built of terracing levels and covered in green materials. Intended as a symbol for ecological design and environmental integration, the complex is envisioned as a primary location for conferences regarding climate change, water management, and sustainability.
Plans have also been unveiled for a snowflake-shaped hotel which will float off the coast of Norway in the Arctic Circle.
The 86 room luxury venue known as The Krystall will offer clients a unique destination and an unrivalled spot from which to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis.
The Krystall will initially be built in sections on a wharf before being dragged into position, after which it will only be accessible by boat.
The hotel is designed to be completely self-supporting and self-sustainable. Facilities will include 86 guest rooms, conference rooms, and spa and wellness centre. The interior design will let you “float through hallways lined with cool, futuristic blue shapes, recline by a fireplace faced in transparent bricks resembling ice blocks and sleep in rooms tricked out in minimalist, winter-themed designs.”
Construction is expected to start mid-2015 with the hotel due to open around Christmas 2016.
And lastly, in a joint venture with the Government of the Maldives, the company is developing ‘the ocean flower’, which is comprised of waterfront villas arranged in the shape of a typical flower from the region.
The project’s first phase includes 185 dwellings, with each featuring its own private pool. The master plan also contains a beach, restaurants, shops, diving centre, spa, and a separate private island.
The complex is located only 20 minutes by boat from the country’s capital of Malé and its international airport.
Images (top to bottom): ‘Greenstar’, The Krystall (snowflake-shaped hotel); and ‘The Ocean Flower’.