Special / Velaa
built up area:
not specified
P.O. BOX 2071, Noonu Atoll Republic of Maldives
usable area:
not specified
Gladonia Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
2011 - 2014

In contrast to the other buildings on the island, which are in the traditional ‘Tavaru’ style, the present structure, due to its height of 23 metres and specific construction, dominates the island. Instead of traditional natural materials, reinforced concrete monolith was used on the face of the building; it serves as a bearing tube, around which a console staircase made of individual prefab steps is spiralling. All elements on the external perimeter are veiled in a light grey semi-transparent curtain. The wine cellar takes up two lower floors. The remaining floors serve the restaurant facilities and the restaurant itself. The last floor houses a lounge with a vista of the whole island – the only panoramatic view to be had in all of the Maldives.

other items in project Tavaru