The idea is weird, but too attractive
In recent decades across Asia, the natural world has been destroyed by humans. Jungle, steppe turn into agricultural areas, cities, resorts … Along with that, in many famous places, people open zoos, captive wildlife, for people to see pepper. control.
“What if we did the opposite, trapping people to play wildlife,” – Bill Bensley gave the idea.
Architect Bill Bensley
In the construction industry, Bensley is famous for “the king of ideas”, or “cool witch house”. He has designed over 100 resorts in 30 different countries, including Vietnam. But besides that, Bensley is also known as an environmentally friendly architect. He always put ecological factors first, and recently also deeply concerned about wildlife conservation.
WorldWild – human resource project for wildlife
China is a country with a large area, accompanied by the largest population in the world. Ignoring the invasion of natural land for human habitation, the country still aches from wildlife hunting and smuggling. For a long time, maintaining and expanding nature conservation has been a difficult problem. Dozens of rare and precious animals, such as the yellow-nosed langur, the dwarf musk deer, the white rhinoceros … have almost fallen into extinction.
The “captive cage” design in WorldWild
Many years ago, a Chinese customer contacted Bensley, designing a zoo resort in Wu Xuyen Town, Guangdong Province, China. “The king of ideas” think how to overturn requirements, proposed building … “human base” in “animal resorts”, named the project WorldWild.
After a serious discussion, Bensley received consent. The Guangdong government agreed to give him 2000 ha of land to build a “human base” reserve in Ngo Xuyen.
In Bensley’s WorldWild, 95% of the land will be dedicated to endangered, rare animals from all over China. They are not locked up, but are free to move around the 1,900 hectares of natural land.
The remaining area to “lock people up” will be the remaining 100 hectares, including 2,400 “stables”. Of course, these “stables” are not as ugly as animal sheds, but luxury hotel rooms. According to Bensley’s budgeting table, each of these houses is fully invested $ 1 million (equivalent to VND 23.19 billion). They ensure beautiful shimmer, 5-star facilities.
Bensley has many blueprints in the WorldWild, from villas, condominiums to castles, villas … He combines inspiration from east – west, needle – antique, fairy – real life. … turning WorldWild into a world of beautiful architecture among the trees.
Hoping to change Chinese people’s perceptions of wildlife conservation
In addition to “human departments”, Bensley also designed moving tracks for high-speed trains, running around the campus. He planned four different train lines, namely Oriental Expresso, Tasmanian Tiger, Iron Horse and Africa Queen. Each route has 7 stops, and each stop has a children’s theater, serving children from 10-15 years old.
Wild nature accounts for 95% of WorldWild, spilling into “human cages”
In China, protecting wildlife is a tough fight. Chinese people are obsessed with natural medicines, including animal origin drugs, such as tall, bile, scales, horns … The traditional Chinese medicine industry worth billions of dollars. Although they have also developed subsistence, still half rely on hunting in the wild.
“I deliberately built WorldWild with the aim of changing the perception of as many Chinese people as possible,” – Bensley said. In his WorldWild, wild animals will comfortably live. The theater at the high-speed train stops shows films, plays about animal world, arouses the love of nature and the enthusiasm to protect the environment. Bensley’s goal is that every year, he will successfully change the minds of 10 million Chinese. He wants 99% of WorldWild visitors to come from the mainland.
Although it is a zoo, it is as splendid as a castle, luxurious and not inferior to any resort
Also in WorldWild, Bensley endeavors to make use of natural resources. He takes advantage of trees to regulate the air, intends to grow or buy vegetables from nearby local farms, serving customers. He also very limited plastic materials. From the comb to the toothbrush, all are made of bamboo.
“Land is a precious resource, we must not waste it,” – Bensley spoke. While most resorts in the world appreciate serving customers with exotic delicacies imported, he is confident nothing is better than “house plants and leaves”.
Currently, WorldWild has entered the fifth year of phase I (8 years). It is expected to open in 2023, welcoming Chinese visitors from all over the region.
Refer to CNN