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New Providence, Bahamas Design Participation

Albany, located on New Providence Island, introduces the resort model to the Bahamas, recalling when resorts were full-fledged towns rather than overgrown hotels. The 500-acre site includes a beautiful beach and will not be entirely dependent on its waterfront for value. Rather, the development will use urbanism to create an environment that is lively, liveable and walkable. The plan and its associated urban and architectural regulations draw upon the tradition of Bahamian and Caribbean building types and urban patterns. These plan-specific codes ensure that the infrastructure sits as lightly on the site as possible and that the architecture is well-adapted to withstand flooding and hurricanes. In addition, the landscape design guidelines emphasize the use of resilient native species and plants well-suited to local environment.