Vincent Callebaut Architectures thoughtfully designed an ambitious concept to cease the destruction in the Philippine Sea. The project’s name is Nautilus Eco Resort.



Destruction of the Philippine Sea determined Vincent Callebaut Architectures to come up with solutions. One of them is a grand plan concept for a sustainable eco-resort which may not only slow the destruction, but possibly even turn it around.



The threats to the health of the Philippine archipelago and the survival of its inhabitants is constantly threatened by mass tourism, over- fishing, pollution of plastic waste and toxic products, plus climate change. Corals are dying, mangrove areas are being destroyed, sea-grass beds are suffocated by erosion, and vital populations of fish and other marine species are declining dangerously.



Philippines has 7,641 islands and islets. Its 266,000 square kilometres of coastal, turquoise waters and bays, is one of the true sanctuaries of marine biodiversity in the world, at the top of the famous “Coral Triangle”.



Vincent Callebaut Architectures has conceived the Nautilus Eco-Resort project, a pioneering, eco-tourism complex designed to unite the the scientific community with eco-tourists to help revitalize and protect degraded ecosystems such as in the Philippines. The architecture of this Eco-Resort is inspired by the shapes and structures that exist in living beings and endemic ecosystems and is based on ‘biomimicry’.



The experience is centred on the preservation of nature and local urban ecology, while respecting endemic ecosystems and agro-ecosystems by minimizing its ecological footprint.



This “zero-emission, zero-waste, zero-poverty” project will be 100% built from reused and/or recycled materials from the archipelago, upgrading the natural heritage and culture.



The resort will satisfy its needs thanks to renewable energies and permaculture because it will be self-sufficient in energy and food. A zero-waste policy means that it will systematically upgrade its own waste into resources.



The Eco-Resort will also contribute to the well-being of local communities by including them in its planning, development, and operation, and directly support local economic development in the form of jobs and income, plus encourage respect for the archipelago’s different cultures.



The project will generate funds through crowdfunding for the site’s conservation with the association of preservation of fauna and flora. It is above all a project made to exchange and transmit ecological gestures between the natives and the newcomers.



It will ask volunteer eco-tourists to clean washed-up plastic waste from beaches, follow recycling schemes, learn permaculture, protect coral crops and restore reasonable fishing. This will allow nature to regenerate, and help strengthen natural protection against flooding.


Source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures