Dubai-based firm says will open ‘world’s greenest resort’ in 2020
Key features: Solar panels for energy, zero-emission zone, onsite waste management, water from ground
Published Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Dubai-based Eco Resort Group says it has launched Oasis Eco Resort, the world’s greenest eco resort.
The resort will be located in Liwa, the southern region of UAE, and is scheduled to open in 2020.
The firm said the resort will be one of several eco resorts that it is planning to launch over the next few years.
London-based Baharash Architecture were tasked with the design which features a spring at its heart.
Some of the environmental benefits include recycling wastewater on site for irrigation, onsite waste management, the enforcement of a zero emission zone and 157,000 square feet of solar panels, the firm said.
Baharash Bagherian, Designer and Founder of Baharash Architecture, explains the inspiration behind the design as rooted in UAE’s heritage. “At the very early stages of the project, we found out that we could extract groundwater using a deep well. This gave us an opportunity to create a story around a spring, which was of critical importance to Bedouins for trade and transportation routes”.
The accommodations and functional areas of the resort will be distributed around the spring, which will be the tranquil heart of the resort. In total, there are 84 interconnecting suites of various types, all of which will have an outdoor terrace.