Located in the newly opened Waldorf Astoria Maldives and inspired by a tree-house, Terra is the highest point on the island. The name Terra was chosen for the meaning in Latin which translates to Earth or Land, the recreation of the tree-house is not literal, but a series of platforms/nests/cocoons nestled around a vast canopy of foliage. The signature venue has been sectioned into a series of platforms with vast island views, cat-walk entrance and semi-private dining cocoons.
Stepping stones onto a reflection pond and a feature staircase lead the way up to the first platform where the guests are escorted to their private dining pod. A canopy of greenery crowns the central structure housing the toilet and dispense bar. The cocoons are hidden within the dense bamboo forest and are strategically layered to optimize keyhole views for the guests.
With no interior/ exterior boundaries, Stickman worked closely with a bamboo specialist and landscape consultant to bring this vision to life. One of the key aspects of this destination dining is the use of natural materials, not only was the bamboo used as a decorative skin but rather as an architectural and structural one, avoiding exposing any man-made elements. The concrete-slab and columns are cleverly treated with an architectural mesh allowing for the foliage to naturally climb and thrive onto it accepting it as one with nature.