Eco Resort at Palolem

Project: Eco-Resort at Palolem, Goa.

Design team: Ketaki and ManasiMeghana

Client: Ute Ferrao, Bhakti Kutir resort

Site area: 30 acres

The site was a low lying marshy area surrounded by water channels from the river joining the coast. The original mangrove vegetation was slowly destroyed by decades of agriculture, and the aim was to restore parts of the site to allow mangrove vegetation to take over again.

half of the site falls within the 500m line of the Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ), so no permanent construction was allowed. Some temporary structures on stilts were provided for housing for researchers and ARTI centre (Appropriate Rural Technology Institute)

The Masterplan development and Architectural guidelines were made in collaboration with OIKOS ecological services, Pune

(2009)Status: project stalled because of lack of funding.2 years ago

Design Team:

Meghana Kulkarni, Pooja Chaphalkar