The island underwent a first restoration in 2000. A refined recovery intervention, designed by architects Matteo Thun & Partners for the American hotel chain JW Marriott, will transform the island into a luxury resort with 206 rooms and suites, and a conference centre with spaces and rooms with various sizes and functions.
Surrounded by gardens and olive trees of great environmental value, the complex will have a spa, indoor, outdoor and suspended swimming pools, several restaurants and bars, a marina house on its private small harbour and a heliport.
The construction of a new water channel has also been planned in the western part of the island, together with the arrangement of green areas and the renovation of a small church. The complex consists of several interdependent buildings with a total area of 32,000 square meters, comprising new and renovated buildings.
The project covers two main parts of the island, each with its own architectural peculiarities: on the eastern area of the island, the interior spaces inside the buildings which underwent renovation in 2000 will be re-arranged while maintaining the existing structure; on the western area, on the other hand, there are heterogeneous buildings that require interventions of consolidation and major structural works.
Photo credits: Matteo Thun & Partners