2009 / JDS Architects
Wellness Island

Julien De Smedt, Andrew Griffin, Francisco Villeda, Philipp Ohnesorge, Benedetta Casadei
The Wellness Island is an all inclusive and floating resort in the Middle East where guests enter through an exclusive marina and beach. With various levels of retail and a wellness spas, the island’s under belly contains all the core program for both the spa and marina. Above exists a large valley of terraced gardens, which form the hotel and service apartments. Each unit has a panoramic view of the entire area. Wellness Island is all about experience. Each level, from the beach entrance, to the wellness spa, to the gardens and hotel is designed to create a unique experience and relaxing atmosphere. The frame through which sea, air and light converge to stimulate the senses, Wellness Island offers a unique focus on quality of life, personal development and individual space.