Palm Village

Eco-Sustainable Resort

Date: 2020
Maldives (Indian Ocean)
Project: Giancarlo Zema Design Group
Client: EcoFloLife
Consultants: Marlegno + LumineXence
Status: Ongoing

Palm Village is a new concept of hospitality on the water: an innovative and poetic resort in the Maldives designed by the Italian architect Giancarlo Zema, famous for its emotional architecture on the water, in collaboration with EcoResorts by Marlegno specialized in the construction of wooden houses and ecological resorts. The engineering of the structures and systems is carried out by Sarti Engineering which has been carrying out important works all over the world for years. Inspired by the forms of nature, each suite of the Palm Village overlooks the sea thanks to large windows, like telescopes facing the horizon, developing on a 7x14 m platform wrapped in an ideal palm leaf folded on itself, a sort of pergola architectural that brings shade by naturally cooling the 55 sq m living unit with a 40 sq m half-covered terrace with direct access to the sea. The interiors are bright and elegant with modern and refined furnishings, large living area with sliding doors, large bedroom and bathroom. Palm Village is an eco-sustainable village made of laminated wood obtained from PEFC certified forests. From the energy point of view, the housing units are self-sufficient, thanks to the energy produced by particular photovoltaic palms by LumineXence, capable of creating energy from the sun and giving rise to pleasant shaded relaxation areas. Emotional design, advanced engineering and attention to detail are the secret of this new architectural formula, proposed by a pool of highly qualified Italian companies with great experience in the eco-resort sector.