NewsDecember 28, 2023

Architect Shigeru Ban Uncovers Visionary Plans for the Infinite Maldives

Architect Shigeru Ban has revealed plans for the Infinite Maldives, aiming to seamlessly integrate the development with the Maldivian landscape, using timber and locally sourced materials for its construction.

The expansive five-hectare resort will encompass 44 villas positioned both on the beach and over the water, connected by an extensive wooden boardwalk. The houses will encircle four gardens designed by landscape architect Michael Desvigne.


Ban emphasises the resort’s unique quality, stating, “What makes Infinite Maldives unique is that the resort blends in with the sea and the green nature in an ‘infinite’ manner.” The architectural approach involves minimising transportation and energy consumption during construction by employing innovative pre-fabrication methods and prioritising lightweight and recycled materials.

In addition to its aesthetic integration, the project is touted as a “true act of sustainability” by Ban, who distinguishes it from developments merely using “sustainability” as a commercial label. He envisions the resort as a haven where individuals can find mental and physical relaxation in harmony with the environment.

Developed for Crystal Property Group in Sri Lanka, the Infinite Maldives will offer a range of amenities, including a spa, fitness centre, and wellness facilities. Each villa will boast private spaces, individual infinity pools, and outdoor lounging areas for the residents to enjoy.