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Zero-carbon beach resort, Nungwi, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Friday 19 Jan 2007

Zero carbon in Zanzibar

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The zero-carbon luxury beach resort 

Richard Hywel Evans architecture & design, (London) have announced the world’s first 5 star luxury resort in Zanzibar, with the target of zero carbon emissions. The challenge has been to achieve the ambitious targets without the hotel guests being asked to compromise on luxury. Sailing dhonis will deliver guests from the airport to the resort, which is to be made from rammed earth, local timber and reclaimed stone. Each of the 35 individual villas is independent with natural air conditioning from the sea breezes in conjunction with piped cooling to beds and other items of furniture. Elaborate systems are employed to capture the sun and wind for the lighting, solar desalination and pumping systems, with transport by bicycles and rechargeable vehicles. The infinity-edge swimming pool is reed filtered and lined with local tiles. There is a spa and solar kitchen supplied by a local farm and fishing.

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Richard Hywel Evans Architecture

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