Following an international design competition, we are delighted to announce we have been selected as lead designers of Aldabra House, a new visitor centre and exhibition pavilion in the Seychelles for Seychelles Island Foundation.
Aldabra Atoll, part of the Seychelles archipelago in the Western Indian Ocean, is one of the largest raised coral atolls on Earth and is significantly less disturbed than most other coral atolls elsewhere in the world. Aldabra is managed and protected by the Seychelles Islands Foundation, a Public Trust established by legal decree in 1979. Aldabra is also a refuge for many endangered species including the world’s largest population of giant tortoises and one of the largest congregations of nesting green turtles in the Indian Ocean.
The main aims of the centre are to raise awareness and visibility of Aldabra’s outstanding universal value as a natural heritage site, and to diversify and increase sustainable financing mechanisms for Aldabra by becoming a visitor destination itself.