Dazzling Plans for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Resort in the Philippines
From recycled walls to rotating apartments that follow the sun: The STUNNING plans for an eco-friendly holiday resort in the 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
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.
'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.'