The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

 

A new resort destination in the Maldives, named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med, has just opened.

 

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

The resort has been designed by New York-based architects Yuji Yamazaki Architecture PLLC, in partnership with local firm Design 2000, and Italian engineering firm T&D Water Technologies.

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

Claiming to be the world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort, the tiny island will accommodate about 100 guests year round.

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

The solar panels are visible to the guests throughout the island, and are integrated into all aspects of the resort’s design, as an architectural embellishment, as you can see here.

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

This is one of the cabanas that are accessible for all guests.

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

The villas are located either on the island, or over the water.

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

The over water villas are accessed by a walkway, covered in solar panels.

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

Each of the over water villas have their own private entrance path.

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture


Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

The curved position of the over water villas, allow them to be staggered to provide privacy for the guests.

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture

At night, the over water villas light up like lanterns.

Finolhu Villas by Club Med, designed by Yuji Yamazaki Architecture


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