Sirru Fen Fushi Fairmont Maldives, Shaviyani Atoll
Resort / Maldives / HBA Singapore / Completed in 2018
Sirru Fen Fushi, which translates to Secret Water Island is a 120-villa luxury resort is located on a 160,000 sqm (16 hectares) island and features one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. The resort includes a 200-meter swimming pool that traverses the length of e island, a semi-submerged underwater art installation created by underwater naturalist and artist Jason deCaires Taylor, and an intricate open air bamboo bar created by Balinese artisans who did not use any man-made materials in the structure. Sirru Fen Fushi embodies a tropical eclectic style where HBA derived inspiration from both tropical modernism and a barefoot luxury aesthetic for a chic, yet rustic, result. Local crafts are combined with an artistic twist to create an eclectic mix and unique experience for guests. Furniture and finishes are inspired by found objects and natural systems discovered on the island itself.