Ecologic hotel construction – la pointe du bout, Martinique
Registration Deadline: 03.18.2020
Submission Deadline: 29.05.2020
Result Announcement: 06.2020
AN EXEMPLARY HOTEL : Architecture Competition
For decades, the seaside activity and the privatization of the seashores have participated in the transformation of the French and international coasts by the construction of facilities inherent to these mass tourist flows. Whether fortunate or unfortunate, these constructions have often had a negative impact on their environment and the stability of the surrounding biodiversity. It is therefore essential today to reduce the environmental impact of this activity. The challenge of the competition will be to find sufficiently innovative architectural responses to limit the environmental impact of construction and allow the development of biodiversity.
How can a hotel complex be built today while minimizing its carbon footprint and offering sustainable and responsible construction techniques for a local activity that needs to be revitalized and perpetuated?
AN EXCEPTIONAL SITE
An idyllic island in the French overseas territory, Martinique is a dream destination for many French and international tourists. With more than a million visitors a year, tourism is not the main economic activity of the island but remains one of its pillars. The exceptional geographical location of the project imposes respect for the surrounding nature, which is both its showcase and its main asset.
The ambition of this competition is therefore to build an exemplary building at the service of sustainable tourism.
The Pointe du Bout in the municipality of Trois Îlets overlooks the bay of Fort-de-France. The project site faces the capital of Martinique and reveals an exceptional panorama.
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