The Jungle Zone
Vommuli Island has a lush and dense jungle spread over the whole inner island. Inspired by the many mature trees and flora and fauna in this zone, we conserved and protected many trees and plants during construction to maintain the essential character. The garden villa is a reminder of the lushness of the jungle. Outside the compound walls is the rawness of the jungle, whereas inside the compound is a tropical garden with many local flowering plants that can be found in typical Maldivian villages. In the heart of the jungle is the nature discovery center, Vommuli House, a design inspired by a large banyan tree in the dense vegetation. Its distinctive branching form and space is like the roots of the tree, and in each 'branch' are recreational and educational eco activities that cater to and bring together different generations of a family.