Intrinsic to this destination was the development of a robust sustainability strategy. It needed to be aesthetically pleasing and functional whilst at the same time demonstrating fundamental care for the immediate environment preserving the surrounding natural beauty of the island.
The design is derived from the current circumstances occurring in the Bahamas. The island is facing crucial climatic issues; frequent hurricanes, strong winds, flooding due to sea level rise. That’s why sustaining the island and encouraging its growth/expansion, while adapting and integrating with the natural elements in the context was crucial to the design. The main approach was to adding land to the island rather than take from it.