Projects of this nature truly are very rare and unique. It is only through recovering an equilibrium between nature and humanity that we can safely recover a harmonious balance in the world again.
Alas, behind the veil of this beautiful world lies a devastating and impending environmental crisis, bourn from the horrors of global warming and changes in sea levels.
According to the UN program, 40% of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming are generated by active urban construction and immense energy consumption. It is hard to believe, but this threat looks like a dark shadow over the Maldives.
Everyone is committed to disaster prevention, with government and architects developing innovative, sustainable tourism and lifestyle projects.
One of the most spectacular developments in recent years was Ocean’s Heaven, which we want to tell you about. The project was developed by CAA Architects in in 2018, with the construction of the complex beginning in 2021.The project concept is based on the harmonisation of the environment and urban life.
“When I look at the Indian Ocean, I feel the power beneath its peaceful surface. This becomes a powerful inspiration for me, a push to create this place of ocean wonders,” says one of the founders of CAA Architects about the complex.
The project location will cover 60,000 square metres, filled with rich modern infrastructure: a transport hub for road and water, an aviation service centre an international trade centre, conference halls, as well as retail outlets, cafes, restaurants, hotels and cultural facilities.
It would seem that everything sounds quite familiar, but this project has a striking difference: absolutely all the buildings of the complex will be raised above the water. Therefore, concrete and iron piles will not destroy the unique ecosystem of the world`s most beautiful coral archipelago.
Ocean’s Heaven will literally serve as the city’s energy incubator. In terms of design, it will be similar to that of a coral; looking as though it has organically grown out of the ocean itself. At the same time, the building is planned to functionally collect and filter rainwater, thus effortlessly providing safe drinking water, and the use of wind and solar energy will provide up to 70% of the total energy consumption of the Maldives.