In the proposal by Zaha Hadid Architects, Roatán Próspera’s modules will be fabricated off-site and transported using local networks to cut back on carbon emissions, and also to prevent harm to wildlife on the site. Residents of the complex will have access to a digital parametric software developed by ZHA’s Computational and Design Group to customize the size, arrangement, and furnishings of their housing module.
“This digital platform adapts varying configurations of standardised parts to create individual residences that suit each homeowner,” the firm added.
Through the interactive platform, residents select the location and size of their personalized unit using “voxels”, the name for the three-dimensional volumes of occupational and exclusion right space granted to the homeowner with their selection. As part of the process, users choose their unit’s layout and can select from a number of furniture sets and modules, including walk-in wardrobes and conversation pits, or connect with local supplies to modern design pieces.
“The island of Roatán is already a renowned tourist destination. Roatán Próspera will strengthen and diversify the local economy while creating homes defined by their natural environment.”