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THE ENGEL & VÖLKERS MAGAZINE

THE WATER ISSUE It’s our most important resource and the essence of life. Dedicated personalities & their inspiring projects

BENJAMIN ADRION

From soccer pro to social entrepreneur with Viva con Agua

WATER ARCHITECTURE

Why building on water is the next big thing

SYLVIA EARLE

The iconic marine scientist and her Hope Spots

PLASTIC ART

A wake up call – sculptures made from garbage

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roximity to water is as essential to me as having room to breathe. I have lived in Hamburg near the Elbe River since my childhood, and it has shaped me in countless ways. When I watch the large container ships enter the harbor on my

daily walks, unforgettable memories come back to me – like learning to sail on cutters in the harbor when I was a teen-

ager. Only a few minutes’ walk away, on Hamburg’s famous Elbchaussee avenue, is where I founded Engel & Völkers over 40 years ago. We also built our present-day company headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity neighborhood, in a prominent waterfront location on the Elbe River. I consider it a privilege to live in a place so strongly connected to this element that we are so magically attracted to. The good news is that demand for waterfront properties is still high. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, our offices in the U.S. have reported record demand for homes in Florida with access to a body of water and jetties. Our E&V lakeside ranking, in which we list the top prices for residential properties we broker in regions around lakes, also shows how popular such pieces of real estate are at the moment: Top of the list is a villa on the shore of Lake Austin in Texas priced at 34.5 million euros, followed by properties on the shores of Lake Lugano in Switzerland and the Lake of Sainte-Croix in France. Their rarity and desirability turn estates in locations like these into absolute prime real estate. Clients from around the world are looking for homes on the Côte d’Azur, for example. However, properties for sale that also boast sea views, or even private access to the sea, are the absolute exception. The size of the property and its amenities are additional factors when making purchasing decilist. Further pivotal criteria are a property’s proximity to nature and a desire for

privacy. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, this trend only intensified. In this

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sions, and direct access to a body of water is at the very top of our clients’ wish Sincerely

issue of GG, we have compiled several dream properties for you that come complete with sounds of the sea or lake views. The following pages are sure to inspire you. I hope you enjoy your read!

Christian Völkers

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Summer splash!

In no other season do we feel more drawn to water than now. We drink it nicely chilled to refresh ourselves, jump into the pool with our children or dream of vacations by the sea. But where does this yearning come from? Maybe because all life starts with water and up to 70 percent of our human body consists of it. It’s also our most essential nutrient. We need to drink six to eight glasses a day to stay healthy; without it we can’t survive for longer than three days. More than two thirds of the surface of our planet is covered by water, the seven continental landmasses only make up 29 percent. These are only some of the fascinating facts that inspired us for this Water Issue. Meet inspirational personalities who have dedicated their lives to fighting for the health of our oceans, like the iconic 85-year-old oceanographer Sylvia Earle, who is still tirelessly fighting to save marine life by creating protected areas in our open seas she calls Hope Spots. Get to know the former soccer pro Benjamin Adrion who founded the organization Viva con Agua and has already helped 3 million people gain access to clean drinking water. Admire the creative wake-up call of artists and their creations made from plastic ocean garbage and immerse yourself in stunning floating architectural visions, some of which are already being realized. And if you are secretly dreaming of living on the ocean and looking for a spectacular new home, we invite you aboard the modern ketch Rox Star!

Have a lovely summer!

PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN SCHOPPE (1), NETFLIX (1)

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Kip Evans  Multiple award-winning photographer and filmmaker Kip Evan shot the amazing photographs of marine scientist Sylvia Earle. Thanks to the twelve years he spent as the Director of Photography and Expeditions at Earle’s Mission Blue organization, he had unique access.

Andrin Fretz  For our cover shoot, Swiss photographer Andrin Fretz traveled to Cape Town to profile the founder and social entrepreneur Benjamin Adrion. Adrion’s Viva con Agua organization supports water projects in South Africa, where it is currently ­building wells and sanitary installations at 50 schools. Fretz says about the encounter: “Working with such an inspiring personality in a breathtaking location turns my job as a photographer into a calling.”

Maximilian Stamm  Maximilian Stamm is responsible for business ­development at Private Office, Engel & Völkers’ international premium segment. Our New Home feature starting on page 94 showcases a property from his exclusive off-market portfolio. Additionally, the Private Office team has compiled a selection of premium waterfront real estate at: www.evprivateoffice.com/gg

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Seeda Ahmad-Kreuzer  Thanks to Seeda Ahmad-Kreuzer, who ­ roduced our cover story in South Africa, p everything went smoothly. “The location, the light and the landscape were just ­breathtaking!,” she raved.

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New Home

PLAYGROUND 20 COOL CITY  Dubai, the city of superlatives on the Persian Gulf, is increasingly banking on sustainability.

ART & DESIGN  A designer table made from bits of recycled ocean plastic gives marine waste a new look.

24 INTERVIEW  Seth Maxwell and his youth organization have

helped 500,000 people get access to clean drinking water.

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NEWS FROM THE CEO  Sven Odia, CEO of Engel & Völkers, on the latest trends in the international real estate market.

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WOMAN  Products inspired by the color blue.

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MAN  Innovative items connected with the sea.

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BOOKS  Impressive illustrated books and stories about marine life, living near water and our connection to it.

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SYLVIA EARLE  The legendary American oceanographer, now 85, has dedicated her life to saving the oceans.

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WASTE ART  Ocean plastics are deadly for fish and birds. Increasingly, artists are refusing to look away.

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TRAVEL  Dream destination in the Maldives: The Nautilus is a highly exclusive retreat with its own coral reef.

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NEW HOME  The Rox Star is an elegant, 40-meter-long ketch – the perfect sailing yacht for a life on the water.

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NEW HOME  Perched on a clifftop in southwestern Mallorca, this property combines luxury with a stunning location.

100 RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  Villas, mansions & office

194 PERSONAL  Ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau’s grandson is

space – the world’s most beautiful real estate.

building a research station on the Caribbean seafloor.

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BENJAMIN ADRION  The former soccer pro talks about what’s next for his nonprofit organization Viva con Agua.

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BUILT ON WATER  Leading architects are designing floating homes, museums and even entire cities.

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FOREWORD  The preface to this new edition.

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EDITORIAL  Summer splash!

192 ADDRESSES  Names, addresses and manufacturers. 193 STAFF  Masthead.

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PHOTOS: ANDRIN FRETZ (1), ALEXIS ARMANET (1)

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COOL CITY  ∙  ART & DESIGN  ∙  INTERVIEW  ∙  NEWS FROM THE CEO  ∙  WOMAN  ∙  MAN  ∙  BOOKS

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COOL CITY

Sun and Sustainability Gleaming facades and glittering waves: Dubai is renowned as a city of superlatives. The metropolis on the Persian Gulf is now aiming to break records in all things eco-friendly. WORDS: Christina Libuda  ILLUSTRATIONS: Asia Orlando

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Spice Souk

Global Village

Atlantis, The Palm

Burj Al Arab

City of the future 

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1 PALM JUMEIRAH  The palm tree-shaped archipelago was built on reclaimed land in 2001 and boasts hotels, amusement parks and restaurants.  2 DUBAI FOUNTAIN  The world’s biggest water show takes place on the Burj Khalifa Lake every evening at 6 pm. Its huge fountains can shoot roughly 83,000 liters of water 150 meters into the air.  3 AQUARIUM  A 48-meter-long glass tunnel runs through this huge aquarium.  4 ATLANTIS HOTEL  Sharks and rays swim past the windows of the underwater Neptune Suite.

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Burj Khalifa

Dubai Opera

Dubai Frame Dubai Mall

Dubai Fountain

Ski Dubai

Camel Racing Club

ts location alone indicates that this city is anything but ordinary. With its back to the barren desert, the unique metropolis of Dubai faces the Persian Gulf, whose waves gently lap against its roughly 60 kilometers of shoreline. With its skyscrapers and manmade groups of islands, this city of superlatives holds more than 400 world records. Until recently, its motto was the more, the better. So the new goal that Dubai has set itself is all the more surprising: The metropolis plans to meet 75 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050, which would make it the world’s most climate-friendly city. The UAE government increasingly backs environmental and climate protection measures. Located 25 kilometers outside the downtown area, The Sustainable City leads the way with its e-mobility and solar energy infrastructure and an exemplary carbon footprint. All its buildings were constructed using sustainable methods. A park with 2,500 trees is designed to improve air quality. Cars are banned in the entire district, single-use plastic in parts of it. Instead, people use canvas shopping bags and drink from the many water fountains. Waste water is filtered thoroughly before being discharged into two artificial lakes. Residences in this futuristic development cost upwards of one million dollars and 2,700 people have already moved in. The Museum of the Future, which is scheduled to open by the end of the year, will showcase and promote innovative, sustainable approaches. The elliptical building, seemingly constructed around a central void, was conceived by the Killa Design architectural firm. It is reminiscent of an eye keeping watch over the city. Roughly 50 kilometers from there, the world’s largest solar power plant is currently being constructed. It includes an innovation center, which is run by the Dubai Electricity &

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Water Authority (DEWA) and aims to become a global hub for sustainable energy generation. Given all this, it is surprisingly non-ecofriendly that people in Dubai use their car to make even the shortest trips, citing the incredible heat as the main reason for this. Because tourists in particular struggle with the temperatures of up to 50° C, even golf courses, bus stops and beach clubs are air-conditioned. Looking at the impressive skyscrapers and futuristic residential neighborhoods it is difficult to imagine that this city has sprung up from the desert in only 50 years. At the start of the twentieth century, the port city of Dubai developed into an international trading hub for goods from Persia and India. The discovery of oil changed everything. The transformation into a metropolis, which forms the bedrock of its society today, began with the first oil exports in 1969. The historical Al Fahidi neighborhood gives an insight into what the city looked like before the boom times. Roughly 50 traditional buildings made of clay, masonry and palm wood line the winding alleyways. The Dubai Museum, which is also located here, tells the story of the city, including that of the traditional camel races at Al Marmoom, which date back to the seventh century and still take place today. Would you like to know more?

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Plastic Fantastic

Ocean plastics aren’t garbage, but a chance to create something new. At least that’s what Australian designer Brodie Neill believes. He created the Gyro Table from countless tiny ­pieces of marine plastic. The fragments were collected on beaches all over the world and sent in by a huge network of people Neill had mobilized via social media. The name of the table references ocean gyres, which are large systems of circulating ocean currents. The idea of a maelstrom also inspired the arrangement of colors on the table top. The speckles are reminiscent of a terrazzo floor made of marble or granite and the black, white and different hues of blue reflect the various features of the sea. An international team of researchers, engineers and scientists helped Neill process the fragments of plastic. The designer is looking to refine the material so that it can be utilized at an industrial scale.

The Gyro Table is made out of ocean plastic and was commissioned for the 2016 London Design Biennale. Would you like to know more?

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WORDS: CHRISTINA LIBUDA; PHOTO: BRODIE NEILL

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INTERVIEW

Water Movement Seth Maxwell’s organization the Thirst Project has helped some 500,000 people get access to clean drinking water.

The Thirst Project is the world’s leading youth ­organization in the fight for clean water – what exactly does that mean?  We’re an international network of high school and college students who are trying to end the global water crisis. We appeal specifically to young people because they are the world’s most powerful agents for social change – the generation that can change everything.

How do you reach so many young people?  We continue to give educational talks in schools, but since we know our target group, we also use Instagram, TikTok and other social media platforms to get the word out. In fact, we were one of the first groups to use social media. It also helped that teen celebrities like actor Ansel Elgort and “Modern Family” star Nolan Gould organized fundraising drives. That got us a lot of publicity. Why does your work focus primarily on the Kingdom of eSwatini in Southern Africa? The kingdom has highest incidence of HIV/ AIDS anywhere in the world. Unclean water can be lethal, particularly to people who are HIV-positive. With a population of only 1.1 million, eSwatini is also relatively small. We want the entire country to have access to clean drinking water by 2022.

2.2 billion people have no access to clean drinking water. The Thirst Project is a non-profit organization made up of young people dedicated to ending the global water crisis. Would you like to know more?

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INTERVIEW: CHRISTINA LIBUDA; PHOTOS: THIRST PROJECT

You were 19 and a student yourself when you discovered that billions of people didn’t have clean drinking water. What happened then?   I told my girlfriend and we started educating young people about the water crisis. Their reactions and the initiatives they started were amazing. In just a short period of time, they raised more than 12,000 dollars to help build wells in Africa. That was in 2008, the year I established the Thirst Project. Since then, we’ve reached out to 500,000 high school students and thanks to them, we’ve been able to raise more than 10 million dollars and help 500,000 people in 13 countries get access to clean drinking water.


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NEWS FROM THE CEO

Dubai – a city of (real estate) superlatives

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ubai is the most populated of the seven emirates that form the UAE. Its eponymous capital city developed – within a very short space of time – from a small fishing village into a thriving metropolis stunningly located between the desert and the sea. Dubai International Airport is one of the world’s leading aviation hubs and guaranteed to be in easy reach from almost anywhere – a massive advantage for the tourism and real estate industries. In Dubai itself, visitors will encounter luxurious lifestyles, high levels of personal safety and a whole host of superlatives: At 828 meters high, the Burj Khalifa tower is the world’s tallest building, while the Dubai Mall is the world’s biggest shopping center. Dubai reveals its Middle Eastern soul in the lively souks, traditional Arab markets that sell jewelry, spices, clothing and a whole lot more. Those wishing to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle can escape into the desert or into one of the emirate’s many excellent hotels. It’s this variety that attracts real estate buyers from all over the world to Dubai. International celebrities like David and Victoria Beckham and superstars like Madonna have bought properties here. The house owned by the Queen of Pop is partly built below the waterline and boasts amazing views of fish and dolphins from the living quarters. But you don’t have to own real estate in Dubai to enjoy such unique views of the marine world. The floor-to-ceiling windows of the Underwater Suite at the prestigious Atlantis The Palm luxury hotel on the man-made Palm J­ umeirah island give on to an aquarium that’s home to more than 60,000 marine animals.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, real estate transactions worth 16.3 billion euros were completed in Dubai during the first half of 2020. Recent figures from the ­Dubai Land Department show that, compared with the previous year, the number of residential properties brokered increased by over 10 percent in January 2021. Most buyers hail from India, Saudi Arabia, China, Great Britain and the United Arab Emirates themselves. But we have also observed increased demand from within Europe, particularly from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The most popular properties at present are villas and town houses as well as apartments with access to the beach. Experts estimate that real estate prices in Dubai will rise by 5 to 10 percent as a result of the Expo this fall. Postponed by a year due to the pandemic, it is now scheduled to open on October 1, 2021. It will be the first world fair on the Arabian Peninsula. With more than 190 country pavilions, numerous events and extraordinary architecture on display, the Expo promises to be an event of superlatives. I personally find Dubai endlessly fascinating. Every time I visit, there’s another spectacular project to admire. It seems like there’s no limit to people’s imagination – there’s nothing you won’t find in Dubai. Our Market Center, which is a particularly large office, has a portfolio that reflects the enormous breadth of what the market has to offer. The real estate available ranges from modern luxury properties and elegant villas to penthouses with views of the Burj Khalifa. Make sure you plan a trip to Dubai: You have to see this city of grand visions for yourself!

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“Despite the ­coronavirus pandemic: Real estate transactions worth 16.3 billion euros were completed in Dubai during the first half of 2020.” SVEN ODIA, CEO OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AG

EXCITING NEWS: THE SUSTAINABLE CITY DEVELOPMENT, A PROJECT WITH 500 VILLAS AND HOUSING FOR 2,700 RESIDENTS, WAS COMPLETED RECENTLY IN DUBAI. ITS PARKING LOTS AND ROOF TERRACES ARE EQUIPPED WITH SOLAR PANELS, WHICH GENERATE MORE ELECTRICITY THAN THE DEVELOPMENT REQUIRES. www.gg-magazine.com

WORDS: SVEN ODIA; PHOTOS: ENGEL & VÖLKERS AG / KLAUS WOLTER (1), OBAMABOOK.COM (1); ILLUSTRATIONS: MONG TING ZHU

This scintillating desert metropolis exhibits a unique blend of tradition and forward-looking modernity. Futuristic skyscrapers and visionary architectural gems rise right next to enchanting souks and mosques. This tantalizing mix attracts investors from around the globe.


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TOP 5 WE PROUDLY SUPPORT THE VIVA CON AGUA PROJECT The Greek Islands are currently an attractive market for investors. Among my top five – besides the popular hotspots of Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos – are Paros and the smaller island of Milos.

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I’M CURRENTLY READING “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama – the impressive life story of a man who has always stayed true to his views and values.

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I’m inspired by ­people who are deeply passionate about what they do and who turn their visions into reality. Benjamin Adrion, the founder of Viva con Agua, is such a person. Benjamin and I have been good friends for many years and I’m impressed by the ­tenacity and enthusiasm with which he pursues his vision of “water for all.”


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Pieces of Heaven

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1 A WISP OF NOTHING  This Christian Dior gown

ment of water and freezes it in time. Mathieu

lime-scented, ­vegan dishwasher tabs come in a

wearer like a breath of wind on the water, price on

SEA ­Designer Kit Kemp and distinguished table-

7 FABULOUS FABRIC  Oceanic is the new cash-

from the 2021 summer collection envelops its

request.  2 MAKING WAVES  This unique piece

from the Ground Vase series is made of oak and handcrafted by Icelandic designer Ragna Rag-

narsdottir, price on request.  3 CAUGHT IN THE ACT  The Liquid Aluminium Low Table is a stun-

ning piece of furniture that captures the move-

­Lehanneur, price on request.  4 CALL OF THE

ware company Wedgwood have created the

new “Sailor’s Farewell” fine bone china collection. From Firmdale Hotels, approx. € 175.  5 OCEAN

BLUE  The “Mikado Bouquet XL” topaz pendant dazzles the eye like sunlight on water. Tamara

Comolli, approx. € 6,000.  6 NO P ­ LASTIC  These

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paper bag. Everdrop, 80 tabs for approx. € 30.  mere, the new silk. Made from recycled marine

plastics, Camira’s Oceanic fabrics are available via Seaqual, price on request.  8 SAVE THE

OCEANS  One pound of trash is removed from the sea for every bracelet sold. Join the movement! 4ocean, approx. € 16.

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All the greens and blues of a day at the beach are reflected in these innovative items.

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1 NAVY OFFICER  Véronique Nichanian’s 2021

es o ­ f Zanzibar into unique designer pieces. Bot-

swim shorts in pistachio are made of recycled

FOR A HEALTHY PLANET  Every drinking bottle

wave. Ché, € 110.  7 CASH OR CARD?  Made from

summer collection features stylish, clean-cut de-

tle-up Foundation, price on request.  4 HYDRATE

SAILING  The “Osheen 2021” wooden balance

sold pays for the collection of 11 kilos of plastics

signs. ­Hermès, price on request.  2 SMOOTH

board comes with a roller made of environmentally friendly Portuguese cork. Costaboard, ap-

that would otherwise end up in the sea. Ocean Bottle, approx. € 48.  5 BACKPACK WITH IM-

prox. € 180.  3 MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE  The de-

PACT  The world’s first rolltop backpack made of

glass bottles discarded by tourists on the beach-

Got Bag, € 149.  6 BE A SUN GOD  The “Sunseeker”

signers behind the Bottle-up project are turning

recycled ocean plastic. Available in four colors.

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Which island would you like to be marooned on? “Wish I Was Here” invites you to daydream and helps you decide. The heavenly places next to or surrounded by bodies of water were selected from 20 influential Instagram accounts and travel blogs. On 240 pages, impressive aerial and underwater photographs showcase a selection of eco-resorts and remote islands. Rarely seen images of vast oceans and waterfront cities alternate. The photographers take readers along on sailing trips and dives in bright blue waters. In exclusive interviews, they also reveal their favorite seaside idylls.

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Water is essential for all life on Earth and one of the most important forces shaping our planet. The aerial photographs taken by m ­ ultiple-award-winning photographer Bernhard Edmaier show this quite clearly. His illustrated book allows readers to catch awe-inspiring views of familiar and less familiar places on our planet. The photos of water in all its forms – in rivers, streams, deltas, wetlands and oceans; on coastlines, frozen in glaciers or as steam rising from hot springs – also bring to light the changes that the Earth and its aquatic systems experience as a result of climate change.

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With this illustrated book, the German ­photographer, adventurer and author York Hovest shines the spotlight on people who have dedicated their lives to saving the world’s oceans. This unique work showcases the beauty and fragility of our planet’s seas without pulling any punches. It addresses the topics of plastic pollution, industrial fishing and climate change, and profiles the scientists, activists and visionaries who are working to counteract these developments and save marine ecosystems. A gripping documentary film to accompany the book has also been released.

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In Cape Town, former soccer pro Benjamin Adrion is taking Viva con Agua to the next level.

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Summer is when we start yearning for water. Travel with us to South Africa and meet the founder of Viva con Agua (photo), dive deep into the ocean with Sylvia Earle, admire art made of plastic waste and innovative buildings that can float.

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Waterworld

Fighting for a purpose with a positive mindset – that was the idea of Benjamin Adrion ­when he created his nonprofit organization Viva con Agua 15 years ago. Every since, the former professional soccer player has helped over 3.6 million people gain access to clean drinking water. Now the father of two embarks on the next, more international chapter. With the first Villa Viva in South Africa. INTERVIEW: Michaela Cordes  PHOTOS: Andrin Fretz  PRODUCTION: GG & Seeda Ahmad-Kreuzer

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For the next chapter of his non profit organization Viva con Agua, Benjamin Adrion has just moved to Cape Town.


“15 years ago, we started with two people. Today 15,000 volunteers support our work.” BENJAMIN ADRION

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International stars like Sting, Billie Eilish or Manuel Neuer support Viva con Agua’s ­“ Water is a human right” campaign.


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enjamin Adrion was just 25 when he made the life-changing decision to retire from professional soccer altogether. The wake-up call came in the form of a trip to Cuba and the realization that there is a global need: for access to clean drinking water. Fifteen years on the feel-good attitude and team spirit of his former soccer days are still alive and have helped his organization Viva con Agua become a global movement that counts 15,000 active volunteers in countries like Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Uganda. With the opening of the Villa Viva in Cape Town, the social entrepreneur is now heading into an international future. Almost 15 years ago exactly, you decided to change your life. Instead of signing with a football club for another season, you left professional soccer behind and created Viva con Agua – a charity organization fighting for access to clean drinking water for all. How does it feel today when you look back? That was an important moment in my life, of course. Playing soccer had been my job for six years. I had started training professionally from the age of ten or twelve and made the national team at 14. In between I stopped playing soccer for about nine months when I was 18 because the daily grind was already starting to get to me. I realized that I had been wondering for a while: When would my life really start? At the time my team had won the German league title and had played for VfB Stuttgart, the club that has won the most German youth soccer league championships to date. I took it all very seriously. That’s why, looking back, I’ve never felt that I quit soccer early. Instead, I thought: I’ve already spent the first third of my life dedicated to that sport.

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Where did you get the idea for Viva con Agua?   It was a lucky coincidence. Our first idea was to use the connections I had made via the German club I was signed to at the time, FC St. Pauli, to create a fresh, fun and enjoyable route into social activism. Our approach was to make the world a better place through networking, community and rock’n’roll. We wanted to create an “all-profit” organization because “nonprofit” just doesn’t sound like fun. In the beginning, the thing I was most concerned about was creating a movement, a platform and an ethos of “let’s get something done together.” That’s what “Viva” stands for and it still shows, even 15 years on – whether it’s Viva con Agua or Villa Viva, our new headquarters in the center of Cape Town – “Viva” is always part of it. What we are primarily about is creating connections, enjoy-

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ing life and working for a cause. The focus on clean drinking water came about by connecting with the right partner organization. After attending a soccer training camp in Cuba, we were put in touch with Welthungerhilfe, a German NGO running a drinking water project locally. It was fortuitous, because water is essential for all life – everyone understands that. But at first, it wasn’t just about water for me, I wanted a strong message like: “Hey, we live such priviledged lives and have so many opportunities. We have absolutely no excuse not to roll up our sleeves and organize help somehow together.” Your first project kicked off a year before the official founding of your organization. Starting in 2005 and working with Welthungerhilfe, you installed water fountains in 153 kindergartens in Cuba. Today, Viva con Agua has 15,000 active volunteers in places like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Uganda. Last year Viva con Agua was also launched in South Africa. Where does your strong commitment to social issues come from – is it something you learned at home, growing up?  No, I wouldn’t say so. I grew up in southern Germany, in Stuttgart, the oldest of three siblings. So being the leader has always felt easy to me, whether as class speaker or captain of a soccer team. Also, I’ve always had a strong sense of fairness. I still notice this, like when my son makes a disparaging remark today to one of his buddies. Immediately, my alarm bells go off. What was the particular moment that sparked your social activism?  It must have been on the trip back from Jamaica, that special island with its unique vibe and home of Rastafarian culture. We had a one-day stop-over in Miami Beach. In the evening we went to the famous Ocean Drive and were suddenly surrounded by stretch


“Nearly 600 million people still don’t have access to drinking water. That’s what keeps me going.” BENJAMIN ADRION

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Benjamin Adrion and his Viva con Agua team will establish the Villa Viva in Cape Town as their new headquarters.


“There was that moment when I asked myself: When does my life ­after soccer begin?” BENJAMIN ADRION

The next goal: installing toilets and ­drinking fountains for 20,000 students across 50 schools in South Africa.


limos and lots of what I think were surgically enhanced people. They all looked like they were at a really cool party, but when you studied them more closely, you realized: They seemed to be made of plastic and empty inside! It felt like such a contrast to what I had experienced in Jamaica. A real culture shock! I just thought: Man, and this is what they call progress? This is what we are supposed to aspire to? Is this development? Just focusing on the exterior, with no connection to what’s actually important? I was 23 then, and it was the first time I deeply realized how skewed our priorities had become. It was an eye-opening moment. Today, I would advise anyone to spend some time in a non-industrialized country every now and again. It really changes your perspective and makes you realize how very privileged we are. Since the foundation of Viva con Agua, the global situation regarding drinking water has improved dramatically. Fifteen years ago, 1.2 billion people were still without access to clean drinking water, today it is only half that. These numbers sound like a big success. Has the need for water really decreased by half?  Of course this is encouraging. Since 2010, the UN has recognized access to clean water and safe sanitary facilities as a human right. Furthermore, thanks to our projects, Viva con Agua was able to improve the living conditions of 3.6 million people and keep increasing awareness of the issue. But we should not forget: There are still almost 600 million people without access to clean water – more than the entire population of the EU. And more than 2 billion people still don’t have access to proper sanitary facilities. On top of that we’re also heading for a water crisis. It is important to understand that private, personal water use represents only 10 percent of the global demand, while the majority, 90 percent, is used for agriculture and manufacturing. And that demand will only increase further. Add to that the impact of climate change. So the real message is: Great, more people have access. That’s progress, let’s keep it going. But at the same time, we can’t ignore the challenges we are facing ahead. You’re referring to virtual ­water – the amount of water that is actually needed to manufacture a certain product, right?  Exactly. It is a well-known fact that producing beef is extremely water-intensive (Editor’s note: Producing just 1 kilo of beef requires up to 15,000 liters of water), but also things like coffee, avocados or cotton have a large water footprint – and our consumption keeps rising. In the past, people used to live differently, for example they only had one Sunday roast

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a week. In the Western world today, people have gotten into the habit of consuming meat on a ­daily basis. This trend has now, belatedly, also reached other countries. Take South ­A frica, for example: In rural areas, people very rarely have meat. It’s a treat reserved for the holidays. But even in Cape Town, this has already changed completely. In my view, it’s an intrinsic development that isn’t just limited to the ­consumption of meat. People aspire to the best they can afford – a home of their own, a car. Everyone wants a lifestyle based on what they see in the West. The problem is: This role model is not sustainable. …  so you’re saying that when people reach a certain level of aff luence, only then do they start thinking about the fact that things can’t continue the way they’ve been going?  Yes, at some point you realize: All that money in the bank doesn’t make you happy. The new car is fun for two weeks but then you get used to it and it’s nothing special anymore. In addition, we’ve created an unsustainable template for living our lives, so we can’t now turn around and say to others: “Well, it was OK for us, but it isn’t for you.” That’s why the pressure on water systems remains huge and keeps rising steadily. This is also true in other areas: I recently read a report that said that in 2020, human-made mass had reached about 1.1 teratons, exceeding overall global biomass. Despite this news, are you hopeful that people’s attitudes will have changed due to the COVID-19 crisis? Has the pandemic made humanity realize that we in the end only share this planet and that each of our actions impact one another?  I think there’s an element of that. On the other hand, there’s also a trend of countries turning inward and focusing on themselves. I’ve noticed that in Germany, for example, people have been criticizing the “catastrophic” slow rate of vaccination because the population won’t be fully vaccinated by July and maybe not until September or October of this year. At the same time, people are only marginally interested in the fact that more than 100 countries have not even received a single shipment of vaccines! In addition to this, I am worried about the fact that the pandemic has further widened the gap between rich and poor. How has the pandemic impacted your business?  It came as quite a shock – as donations at social events are our only source of income. So from one day to the next, our fundraising activities just came to a complete stop. Viva con Agua mostly works together with festivals or concerts, or soccer-stadium events. COVID-19 was like a punch to the gut and it struck at Viva con Agua’s core activities. That said,


activities to consumers. How exactly does the mineral water business work? Can you explain? One hundred percent of the profits from the ­licensing fees go back into the social projects: 60 percent to Viva con Agua, 40 percent to the partners who reinvest that money into our other social enterprise models. So in the end all the profits are reinvested in good causes.

“COVID-19 felt like a punch to the gut of our core activities. All fundraising events came to a complete stop.” BENJAMIN ADRION we managed to get through last year considerably well, which is quite remarkable, and our chapter in G ­ ermany did particularly well. There, overall turnover in 2020 was only three percent less than in 2019 and we were able to transfer more donations to the water projects than ever before – a record-breaking amount of more than 3 million euros. This is partly due to us being able to cut costs thanks to the German government’s reduced working hours support program and thanks to scale down some expenditure. That’s gratifying and it shows that Viva con Agua has managed to become so flexible that we can emerge from a crisis even stronger. Pressure creates diamonds – and the same principle applies to us. The Viva con Agua mineral water company, however, is not doing quite as well. Because hospitality businesses were closed, we only managed to sell 27 million bottles of the projected 40 million.

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For anyone who wants to support your work, besides donating to your organization, purchasing the Viva con Agua mineral water is the easiest and most logical way. It’s available at many beverage retailers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and all profits from the mineral water business are reinvested into your charity projects. At the same time, the mineral water is your strongest marketing tool, creating awareness for your cause On the label, Viva con Agua describes its social

Viva con Agua has transformed from a Hamburg, Germany based organization to one that is now active on the international stage. Are there plans to work with personalities who are pursuing similar goals, like, for instance, Bill Gates?  Well, Bill Gates hasn’t called yet, but I would be more than happy to take his call (he laughs). In fact we have had some contact with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation already, as they also support water projects, of course. Our goal for the next 15 years is quite clear: we are now focussing on establishing an even more international approach. The Villa Viva in Cape Town, which we are in the process of establishing as our South African headquarters, was financed by investors who are friends of mine. For over 30 years, this location here in Cape Town was a stopping point for backpackers from all over the world – Brazil, Norway, Kenya. We would very much like for it to remain that way. So yes, absolutely: Cape Town is a radical, international departure for us! Are former professional soccer player destined to reach their goals more efficiently? In what ways has your former career prepared you for achieving your goals in your current work with Viva con Agua?  There are actually quite a few parallels to running an organization and living among a society in a broader sense. Because the fundamental values of soccer are universal: Fair play! Or: You treat me well – I treat you well. There’s actually an interesting quote by Thomas Müller, uttered after the most recent Champions League season in which Bayern Munich played better than ever before. He said: “We argue about the best ways to help each other out.” If that’s your team’s mindset, you’ll be successful. And this isn’t just limited to soccer. We might write a book about this fascinating dynamic one day. Let’s see ... One last question: In 2009 you were awarded the medal of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Horst Köhler, the Federal President of Germany at the time. You invited your parents to join you to that ceremony. Are they proud of their son?  (He smiles) My parents and I have a great relationship and I can definitely say that they like what we do. Would you like to know more?

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WATER PROOF

Two-thirds of our planet is covered by water. The growing ­challenges of limited land and an ever-growing population are inspiring these forward-thinking architects to think about life on the water and develop floating hotels, golf courses, ­theaters, student accommodation and even entire cities.

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OCEANIX CITY 

The future is blue: Oceanix City is a floating model city, proposed to the UN’s Human Settlements Programme UN-Habitat by the Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).


“I don’t see myself as an architect, but rather as a doctor for cities – and water is my medicine.” KOEN OLTHUIS, WATERSTUDIO

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PHOTO: ARCHITECT KOEN OLTHUIS - WATERSTUDIO.NL

PARTHENON, THE FLOATING SEA WALL 

This is no temple on the lost continent of Atlantis, but a permeable, floating breakwater that turns wave power into electricity. Designed for New York City harbor, it will soon be built by Waterstudio in Norway.


“The Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of the best pieces of work I’ve been privileged to build.“ JEAN NOUVEL

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LOUVRE ABU DHABI 

The spectacular dome made of roughly 8,000 metal stars filters the incoming sunlight. The reflections on the walls and on the water generate continuous and enchanting showers of sparkling lights.


“It was important for us to ­design a building with a minimal environmental footprint.”KJETIL TRÆDAL THORSEN, SNØHETTA

SVART HOTEL 

A life ring in the Arctic Circle: Designed by Snøhetta and scheduled to open this year, the Swart aims to be the world’s first hotel to generate a surplus of energy.

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he challenges our planet is currently ­facing have inspired leading architects to look into new possibilities for how to turn bodies of water into f­ ascinating new development sites.

The reason Dutch architect Koen Olthuis has become a pioneer of aquatic architecture is all to do with water. “I always joke that we’re a fake country. Half of the Netherlands is actually below sea level. We’ve wrested our country from the waves, and all our urban planning is shaped by this struggle with water.” At some point the architect, who was born in 1971 and is based in The Hague, thought: “Why don’t we stop fighting it and look at bodies of water as new development sites.” Two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water today, with many of the word’s largest cities located on coastlines. If sea levels continue to rise due to climate change, the remaining land will become even more crowded. By the year 2050, the world’s population is predicted to rise to roughly 9.7 billion, 70 percent of whom will be living in major urban centers. Up until now most of the efforts to open up new locations for development have been limited to land reclamation projects: Odaiba Island in Tokyo, the South Korean smart city of Songdo, Hong Kong’s huge, new West Kowloon cultural district, which includes an opera building, art museum and concert halls – and last, but not least: the Palm Islands, a series of artificial peninsulas in Dubai. Such extreme interventions in the environment are usually ecological catastrophes – both on land, where the sand is taken from, and below the waterline, where it is deposited. “We have to change our thinking: Green is good, but blue is better,” says Olthuis. Being the grandson of an architect on his father’s side and the grandson of a shipbuilder on his mother’s side, he drew on both traditions and concluded: A floating building is better than a static one. “I don’t really see myself as an architect, but rather as a doctor for cities,” he says. “And water is my medicine.” Since founding the ­Waterstudio architecture firm in 2003, he and his team have constructed just shy of 300 floating houses and office buildings, most of them in the Netherlands. The BBC aptly dubbed him “the floating Dutchman.” His team is also designing floating villas, villages and golf courses in the Maldives, and entire neighborhoods in the Netherlands. Few of his ground-breaking ideas have made it past the design stage so far, but that is about to change: The Arkup is a cross between a

yacht and a house, a zero-emission luxury ­v illa, powered by solar energy and equipped with its own waste management, rainwater collection and water treatment systems. It’s even designed to withstand hurricanes and floods, because it will rise and fall with the tides. The Arkup has just been sold for 5.5 million dollars, which is a lot less than what most big yachts go for. Olthuis has also conceived the Sea Tree, a floating high-rise building designed to house wildlife and so improve the biodiversity and water quality in large conurbations. The first of these will be completed in the Chinese city of Kunming as early as this summer. The Parthenon – a kind of floating, permeable seawall that turns wave energy into electricity – will also soon start operating off the Norwegian coast. But Olthuis doesn’t just design for the planet’s more affluent communities: Floating houses could also be the solution for the expanding wet slums, as they are referred to – slums located by the water in some African and Asian coastal cities. His Floating City Apps, which resemble shipping containers, could provide much-needed infrastructure: accommodation, water treatment facilities, mobile schools or spaces for electricity generation and food production. Six of the floating buildings have already been constructed. During the current pandemic, they are being used as meeting points for the crews of container ships. Reportedly, the first word uttered by the young son of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his Spanish wife Rut Otero was “agua” (water). Ingels and his firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) are among the industry’s big hitters. His current projects include Google’s new headquarters in Silicon Valley, museums and cultural centers from Bordeaux to Mexico, banking towers in Frankfurt and an eco-friendly waste incineration plant in Denmark. He has also recently moved into his new home in Copenhagen’s harbor: a roughly 38-meter long, decommissioned ferry. Every porthole and window gives onto the water. The ship provides Ingels with an opportunity to apply the principles he advocates – on a smaller scale – in his own life. “Floating houses are the most resilient architectural structures,” he told Architectural Digest. “When sea levels rise, so do houseboats.” Ingels has dropped anchor in close proximity to the


Waterstudio is building a floating office block made of cross-laminated timber, glass and concrete in Rotterdam harbor. It will be 40 meters in height and the first of its kind.

PHOTOS: ARCHITECT KOEN OLTHUIS - WATERSTUDIO.NL

FLOATING TIMBER TOWER 


TINY FLOATS  That’s the company for whom Waterstudio designed its floating prefabs. Priced at € 65,000 plus tax, the smallest model measures 18 square meters.

Urban ­R igger ­project also c­ onceived by him. The standardized floating containers serve as affordable accommodation for college students in ­Copenhagen. His vision for Oceanix City, which he proposed to UN-Habitat in 2019 as a future urban planning solution, is even larger in scale. It’s designed to be an actual floating city made up of sustainable, modular structures for up to 10,000 people – a sort of blueprint for the first maritime metropolis. The modules are moveable and can be added to, allowing neighborhoods to grow into villages, or even cities. Oceanix City developments could be located off larger coastal towns and also towed to a different location if a natural disaster were to occur. For additional safety, all the modules are designed to withstand floods, tsunamis and even category 5 hurricanes. Oceanix City is also designed to be a zero-emission development and would be powered by clean wave and solar energy. Cutting-edge steam distillation technology, atmospheric water generators and rain collection systems would provide fresh drinking water. Closed-loop recycling would ensure zero waste production and ­prevent w ­ ater wastage. Located in Norway – just inside the Arctic Circle where the melting polar ice sheet is causing sea levels to rise – the Svart Hotel is scheduled to open before the end of the year. Designed by award-winning Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, it is billed as the world’s first hotel to be a net generator of energy. Looking like a life ring on wooden columns, it protrudes into the fjord at the foot of the darkblue Svartisen glacier, which it is named after, and can only be reached by boat. The circular structure that rises above the water was chosen in order to maximize the time the photovoltaic cells on its roof can be used to collect solar

energy. And, of course, to provide hotel guests with panoramic views of the magnificent glacier and the spectacular northern lights. The aim is for the hotel to be completely independent of the electricity grid and operate self-sufficiently within five years of opening. The hotel has its own greenhouses, and an energy-neutral shuttle boat runs to and from the nearby city of Bodø. The desert capital of Abu Dhabi is rich in oil and sunshine, but it lacks sources of fresh water and rainwater too, of course, so precipitation is considered a gift from heaven. This is why water is the dominant architectural theme of the prestigious Louvre Abu Dhabi building, completed by Jean Nouvel in 2017. The structure, which Nouvel himself has called one of his best, exudes an awe-inspiring spiritual energy thanks to the sophisticated interplay of light, shadow and water. Its eye-catching, low-lying dome is 180 meters in diameter and seems to float above the coastal waters of the Gulf. The delicate, multi-layered structure is reminiscent of Arab mosaics and consists of 8,000 metal stars. When sunlight falls through the dome, it is reflected onto the walls and the surfaces of the water, creating continuous optical showers of light. The building could be even better if it was actually floating, says Koen Olthuis. A mobile museum of art and culture would be a game-changer in terms of promoting a sharing economy approach. However, the region may soon get its first floating museum after all. The Gulf state of Qatar has already asked Olthuis to come up with a design for one, but Waterstudio will first be completing a slightly smaller project: the L’île O, a floating theater building, is scheduled to open in the French city of Lyon in 2022. Would you like to know more?

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Sylvia Earle is the guardian angel of the oceans. The famous marine scientist has dedicated her life to their protection and, at 85, is going stronger than ever. Her message: The time is now! Because our survival depends on it.TEXT: Steffi Kammerer 58

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Her Deepness


Sylvia Earle has spent more than 7,000 hours of her long life underwater.


“Treat the ocean as if your life depends on it, because it does.” SYLVIA EARLE

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The mini submersible Deep Rover was developed by the oceanographer with her former husband.


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Former U.S. President Barack Obama and the oceanographer are mutual fans. Left: In 1979, Earle broke a world record by ­diving 381 meters in an atmospheric suit.

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he’s as skilled an oceanographer as she is a compelling storyteller. And she packs her message in soundbites that stick in the mind like slogans.

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“No water, no life. No blue, no green,” says ­Sylvia Earle, summing up her life’s work. And, even more succinctly: “No ocean, no us.” To drive her message home, she admonishes: “Treat the ocean as if your life depends on it, because it does,” adding that the ocean supplies half of the oxygen we breathe and more carbon is captured in its depths than anywhere else on earth. We don’t have much time left to take action! She then fleshes out her stark message, explaining that in the last 50 years more than 90 percent of the big fish in the oceans have vanished, highlighting how important sharks are for the entire ecosystem, and what a central role the coral reefs play. “But we’ve already lost half of all the world’s reefs.” With dire precision, she lists the incredible destruction that we have wreaked in just a single ­generation. Earle is in a better position to judge this than most, having

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seen with her own eyes just how much life under the surface has changed in the past decades. She points out that most swordfish now no longer live long enough to breed: “Eating these fish is like eating the last ­Bengal tigers!” Her unadorned truths helped the oceans in 2006, when the American marine scientist, easily the most famous oceanographer of her generation, found herself sitting next to then U.S. president George W. Bush at a dinner. Sylvia Earle seized the opportunity. Bush, who really hadn’t struck many people as being particularly interested in environmental protection, listened to her. She said: “If the fishermen are to survive, they need fish,” and went on to explain that the fish needed protection zones because otherwise there wouldn’t be any fish left. Soon after, Bush stunned not just his critics by creating what was then the world’s largest marine conservation area off the coast of Hawaii: Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. At the signing ceremony, the president said that Earle had given him “a pretty good lecture about life.” The designated area was 140,000 square miles or, as Bush put it, an area one hundred times larger than ­Yosemite National Park. In 2009, during his last days in office, he


“Eating swordfish is like eating the last Bengal tigers.” SYLVIA EARLE

Earle, here with a moray eel, has had plenty of ­dangerous encounters in the depths. Right: Her friend, filmmaker James Cameron, calls Sylvia Earle the “Joan of Arc of the Ocean.”


PHOTOS: DAVID DOUBILET / MSSION BLUE (1), LAURA CAVANAUGH/FILMMAGIC / GETTY IMAGES (1)

­expanded it by 150 percent. Seven years later, his successor ­Barack Obama quadrupled the size of the protected area. From a very early age, Sylvia Earle knew that she wanted to become a scientist. She gained her doctorate from Duke University with a thesis on algae. The 85-year-old has spent over 7,000 hours of her long life underwater, more than nine months in total. She has been in scary situations, like being surrounded by dozens of sharks, and still had only one desire: to return to the unexplored depths of the ocean, even deeper into the darkness, to ­places where no one had been before her. “Onward and downward,” is how she describes her driving force. In 1979, she donned a diving suit that looked like it had been designed for the moon, and plunged over 381 meters without a tether, a feat that remains an unbroken world record. She remained on the seabed for two hours on her own. Earle was three years old when she first encountered the ocean. While visiting a New Jersey beach with her parents and her brothers, she was knocked over by a wave. “The ocean certainly got my attention!,” is how she describes what could have been an enduring shock. When she was 12, the family moved to Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico became her backyard. She has led more than 100 expeditions over the course of her career, written more than a dozen books – and was a pioneer in everything she did. Astonishingly, she also had time for a personal life, was married three times and has three children. In 1964, she took part in an expedition – as the only woman in a group of 70 men. Six years later, she remained underwater for two weeks, leading a group of five female researchers in a laboratory situated at a depth of 15 meters. This was a first: There had never been female aquanauts before, and even the first female astronauts were only admitted into the training programs eight years later. The media pounced on the female crew, christening them “Aquababes,” “Aquachicks,” and “Aquanaughties.” Chicago threw them a celebratory ticker-tape parade on their return. Sylvia Earle was the first woman to be appointed chief scientist of the National Oceanographic Administration in Washington, D.C., and she was featured on the cover of Time magazine in 2017. “Mission Blue,” the Netflix documentary about her life and her commitment to the oceans, has been watched by millions, and she’s an idol for countless young activists and scientists. Earle lives in Oakland, in San Francisco Bay, and still dives. She holds lectures for schoolchildren and UN delegations, tweets and makes sure her warnings are heard. Of course, she also has her own Instagram

a­ ccount with more than 13,000 followers, despite having only published five posts so far. She founded two companies, the most recent of which has been operating for nearly 30 years and manufactures mini submersibles. As a diver, Earle knows best how a mechanical gripper arm needs to be designed to work effectively in the inky depths of the ocean. With her former husband, the British engineer Graham Hawkes, she designed the Deep Rover submersible, which can reach depths of up to 1,000 meters. In 2009, Sylvia Earle held a widely acclaimed TED Talk, in which she warned that the next decade would determine the fate of the next 10,000 years. She won the annual TED Prize, which came with a grant of 100,000 dollars. The award recognizes a wish to change the world. Earle’s wish was to give the ocean as much protection as the land. She used the prize money to set up a foundation, Mission Blue, and started working with a global coalition of over 200 partners to designate Hope Spots – marine protected zones that are scientifically identified as critical to the health of the ocean and its inhabitants. These areas, which include roughly 17,000 kilometers of coastline around New Zealand, have a particular abundance of species. There are presently more than 300 Hope Spots worldwide. When Earle held her TED talk, only one percent of the ocean was protected. That figure is now six percent. With the help of her Hope Spots, ocean savior Earle hopes to raise that to 30 percent by 2030. Would you like to know more?

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WASHED ASHORE

Plastic pollution represents a growing threat. Experts are warning that in 30 years’ time there will be more microplastics floating in our oceans than fish. Now these artists are taking action. WORDS: Martin Tschechne


PHOTO: © MANDY BARKER, HONG KONG SOUP:1826 - LIGHTER

MANDY BARKER  “Hong Kong Soup: 1826”: For this series, the photographer collected more than 350 discarded lighters on beaches worldwide.

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PHOTO: TESS FELIX, DAVID BOWIE, 2019, TESSFELIXARTIST.COM

TESS FELIX  “David Bowie”: The artist, who grew up in California, began making portraits more than a decade ago using trash found on the beaches.

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PHOTO: ALEJANDRO DURÁN, DERRAME (SPILL), 2010

ALEJANDRO DURÁN  “Derrame” (Spill): This image is part of the Mexican artist’s Washed Up ­series, in which he arranged plastic waste by color.


PHOTO: BENJAMIN VON WONG, WWW.450YEARS.COM

BENJAMIN VON WONG  “Mermaids Hate Plastic”: For this image of a beached mermaid the artist and activist laid out 10,000 empty plastic bottles.


By 2050 there will be more plastic churning around the oceans than fish swimming in them.

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CHRIS HERMS-GLANG  “Angeschwemmt” (Washed Up): The Hamburg-based artist turns broken but deadly fishing nets into wigs.

PHOTO: ADELE MARSCHNER

Every year, plastics kill 135,000 marine mammals and a million seabirds.


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an art save the oceans? It certainly can open people’s eyes. And ­maybe it will finally alert us to how much our lifestyles imperil the planet. All one can do is hope.

The objects lay scattered among the washedup shells and seaweed on the beach. Their bright blue and orange colors seemed strange and disconcerting in this environment, yet also fabulous, somehow. Chris Herms-Glang and her daughter had traveled to the North Sea resort of Sankt ­Peter-Ording from Hamburg for a break from the city – to enjoy the wind blowing through their hair and feel the sand under their feet. The beachgoer ran back to her car and fetched a few plastic bags. These she filled with the matted, unraveled, knotted cords that had feathers, broken shells and seaweed stuck to them. Later she put her loot into old pillowcases and stuck them in the washing machine. Later still, with the bundles of unruly plastic rope lying on her workbench at home, newly cleaned but hardened by seawater, she discovered that they were broken, twisted fishing nets, those nets that are euphemistically and almost poetically called ghost nets. She also learned that a huge quantity of these abandoned nets were drifting in the world’s oceans. The idea for the wigs materialized quickly. The trained graphic designer had spent years working in her field before deciding to attend art college. She was fascinated by performance art, by the idea of combining art and the human body and by working with unconventional, difficult materials. Weren’t these clumps of netting reminiscent of ostentatious, backswept hairstyles, somewhere between the Late Baroque era and pop art? Herms-Glang doesn’t define herself particularly as either an artist or an environmental activist. “I’m keen to explore materials that have not previously been used in art,” she says. Her art explores the colors, aesthetics and technical possibilities offered by the material, as well as the banality of everyday life that it represents, and its inherent ability to tell a story about the current state of our civilization. She pulls a small green book from her handbag – “Plastik” by Pia Ratzesberger – opens it and points to a simple map of the world’s oceans. She explains, her voice suddenly stern and accusing, that scientists discovered the Great P ­ acific Garbage Patch floating between California and Hawaii in the 1990s, a carpet of marine plastics four times the size of Germany. Today there are five of them floating in the world’s oceans.

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More than five million tons of plastics – fishing nets, PET bottles, shopping bags, straws, toys, coffee cups, fuel containers, beer crates and disposable plates – end up in the oceans every year. It may even be eight or 13 million tons, depending on whether you look at the estimates by the WWF, the Alfred Wegener Institute or the UN. No one really knows for sure. Each year 135,000 marine mammals and a million seabirds are killed by plastics, not to mention a vast number of fish. Add to that the microplastics that quickly reach our dinner plates by way of the seafood and poultry that we eat. According to environmental and marine scientists, by 2050 there will be more plastic waste on the ocean floor or swirling around in the oceans of the world than fish swimming in them. This is a horrifying prospect for anyone who looks into the issue in any depth. You may be captivated at first by the brittle charm of the material, like Chris Herms-Glang was, or instantly realize the deadly peril it represents. We’ve all seen the images: turtles that have choked to death on pieces of plastic, strangled seals, dolphins and herring gulls. Or of the whale that starved to death because its stomach was clogged with 80 plastic bags. Images like these have prompted many to ask: “How do you make the people responsible for all this suffering, i.e. all of us, see the connection?” Artists try to. By aestheticizing the subject matter, by seducing and provoking. And by entertaining. All of these approaches are infinitely more effective than critical speeches and depressing statistics. Those who have trained themselves to look away or to tune out the truth simply have to be coaxed back into engaging with the issue. Mandy Barker has been trying to persuade people for decades. The multi-award winning British photographer joins scientific expeditions from the polar seas to the Pitcairn archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean. She documents what she finds floating in the water or washed up on the beach and uses it to create worlds of pure beauty. Liberated from time and gravity, plastic bottles, artificial flowers and toys are suspended in midair. In her high-resolution prints, even old toothbrushes and deflated soccer balls acquire an awe-inspiring aura. Continued on page 126


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... DIVE!

Named after the submarine in Jules Verne’s novels, this private island in the Indian Ocean spoils its guests with bespoke luxury attention. A dreamy destination – not just in times of a pandemic. Welcome to The Nautilus! WORDS: Michaela Cordes  PHOTOS: The Nautilus Maldives


PHOTO: ISTOCK / FILIPPOBACCI

The fabulous Baa Atoll. Where reef sharks (photo), mantas and whale sharks glide through the crystal-clear waters.


Nature in abundance. Over 2,000 different species of fish and at least 200 types of ­coral ­populate the waters around the Maldives.

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Snorkeling before breakfast or watching the ­sunset from the private terrace? A stay at The Nautilus brings some challenging questions with it. Unforgettable: a stay at an Ocean ­Residence.


fter half a day of traveling, far away from lockdown restrictions and daily infection updates, I find myself in paradise. I have arrived and my soul immediately … ... plunges into the magic of the surroundings. I can see the ocean shimmering in various shades of blue and green from every part of the island, the white sandy beaches, the palm trees swaying in the wind. It’s so beautiful here that I have to pinch myself to understand that this is reality and not some kind of wild daydream! After showing us to our very impressive Ocean Residence villa set above the water, Aslam, our butler, suggests our first activity. “Let me do the unpacking of your bags while you do your first snorkeling tour along our resort’s reef,” he offers. What a treat! Blinking into the sunlight, I gaze out over our private deck and infinity pool, taking in the glittering sun sparkling on the Indian Ocean. Right there I spot my first blacktip reef shark gliding through the crystal-clear shallows towards our overwater villa. Aslam notices my slightly nervous gaze. “Don’t worry!,” he says in a calming voice, “those reef sharks aren’t a dangerous species at all.” No sharks, no healthy reef, I recall from watching the fascinating TV documentary “A Life on Our P ­ lanet” by D ­ avid Attenborough. Like most of the resorts in the Maldives, The Nautilus is built on an extinct, submarine volcano. The edges make the colorful coral reef that is populated by a huge variety of exotic sea creatures, including manta rays, whale sharks and sea turtles. So far, some 2,000 different species of fish and more than 200 kinds of coral have been discovered in the Maldives. Equipped with my own snorkeling mask and fins, I slip into the warm ­seawater. The first thing I see underwater is an octopus peeking out from within its well-chosen coral cave. Its two big round eyes seem to be observing my every move very carefully. Before I went on this trip, I watched the Netflix documentary “My Octopus Teacher,” so I know by now that octopuses aren’t just highly intelligent creatures, but also that one should approach them carefully and with patience. There! I suddenly see he is extending two of his eight arms out of his hiding place. I have to focus hard so as not to lose sight of him. Octopuses are the chameleons of the sea and protect themselves from predators by changing their color and pattern in spectacular ways, according to their surroundings. No, he doesn’t seem to fully trust me. Whoops – and he’s gone, disappeared back

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into his hiding place. I snorkel on. Only a few meters further I see a green moray eel glinting in another coral cave. Swarms of biggish, bright-yellow fish swim past me, alternating with some magnificent blue-green parrotfish. The noise as they nibble on the coral is so loud that I can hear the muffled sound before I spot them. Another funny detail is the clouds of sand billowing beneath them as they swim past me. “Those are bits of digested coral,” explains our dive instructor Mariana later. “It’s actually these fish that produce the fine sand.” The rainbow-colored sightings underwater make me so happy, and no stressful thoughts are able to reach me here. It’s quite incredible to think we only landed on The Nautilus two hours ago. The Baa Atoll’s western chain of islands is located only 120 kilometers from Malé, the Maldives’s main island – just a 30-minute flight away by seaplane. Baa Atoll is short for Maalhosmadulu Dhekunuburi and is what the locals call it. Covering an area of 1,127 square kilometers, it’s made up of 75 islands and was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve ten years ago – the only one in the Maldives. Since then, this area has become very popular with underwater enthusiasts, like me. Our luxury resort The Nautilus originally opened in 2019. Built on one of the smaller islands in the region – only 13 of which are inhabited – it covers an area of only 242 by 249 meters. Originally developed by Dr. Ibrahim Umar Maniku, the legendary Maldivian entrepreneur who, interestingly, was a trained anesthesiologist who earned his degree in Leipzig, Germany. He carefully designed The Nautilus experience with the aim of attracting ultra high-net-worth individuals looking for the ultimate private resort experience. His idea took off and The Nautilus quickly became a favorite among visitors from around the world. It’s been voted “Best Resort in the Indian Ocean” by the readers of travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller and also ranks third on the list of Best Resorts Worldwide. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, this unusual luxury resort had to close for a period of five months. “It was a challenge for us, as it was for all the resorts in the Maldives,” says Mohamed Ashraf, general manager of The Nautilus and one of the few local hotel general managers who actually hails from the Maldives. “But we made good use of the time


Like a floral sculpture: a cluster of 11 ocean villas, each boasting an area of at least 450 square meters. Below right: a manta ray.


by further enhancing our guest ­areas and implementing a safe hygiene regime for the resort and our guests.” Today staff apply the highest levels of safety to protect their guests and The Nautilus has welcomed a surprising number of tourists who choose to stay longer than before the pandemic. Mohamed Ashraf: “Before, guests booked for a week, but today we see a trend that guests are wanting to stay longer with us – some guests even choose to make The Nautilus their home for several months.” Naturally, the limited size of the island

“Couples, families, or groups of friends – we offer all our guests a very personal experience.“ MOHAMED ASHRAF, GENERAL MANAGER, THE NAUTILUS

PHOTO RIGHT: © MAURITIUS IMAGES /SIMON HILBOURNE/ ALAMY

seems to help. While other islands in the Maldives accommodate hundreds of guests, The Nautilus consists of only 26 houses and residences. Almost half of these houses are built on stilts above the glittering Indian Ocean. The beach houses, which are no less luxuriously equipped, are nestled in the fine white sand. In addition to featuring a private bar, a private terrace and a pool, all the houses are so generously apportioned that guests tend to stay in their personal space most of the day. In fact, the houses and residences are so spacious that as a couple, you can participate in your own Zoom meeting without disturbing the other one at all. Before arrival, guests are required to submit written confirmation of a negative PCR test plus a government health declaration form. In addition to this, Emirates and Etihad Airways, which fly to Malé via Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively, both require a negative PCR test before they allow passengers to board their planes. On the island, you won’t find any of the 145 employees without a face mask. “We’ve donated a test lab on a neighboring island to our community. This helps our guests too, because the testing procedure for the return flight can be comfortably done in the guests’ house,” explains Mohamed Ashraf. This pragmatic approach to safety makes me feel well taken care of and I can turn my attention back to enjoying all the perks this resort has on offer. In the evening we enjoy the sunset at the Naiboli Poolside Bar, our favorite evening haunt over the next ten days. Individual lights in the pool seem to reflect the magnificent starry skies above us. With Sting’s ­“Fragile” playing softly in the background, we notice

some other guests for the first time since our arrival and greetings are exchanged from afar. Social distancing is a thing here too. For dinner, choosing a restaurant is a tough call. Either the ingenious creations of the young Indian chef Saravana at Zeytoun restaurant, which overlooks the lagoon. Or teppan­yaki prepared at the Ocaso restaurant – a mix of Latin American-influenced Japanese cuisine. The unique thing here is: At The Nautilus there are no rules nor times and any meal and menu can be enjoyed whenever the guest pleases. After dinner, Aslam appears discreetly and suggests our activities for the following day. The private barbecue dinner on a sandbank is an absolute must for the next day! On our way there a pod of dolphins suddenly appears and accompanies the boat for several minutes, swimming alongside the boat and performing some impressive flip jumps. We are mesmerized. Our scuba trip with the resident marine biologist Mariana is another highlight. Unlike snorkling, where you observe the marine wildlife mostly from above, the scuba diving trip takes us 11 meters down into that underwater world and allows us to become one with nature. We see a spiny lobster, only recognizable by its feelers poking out of a cave, bright, colorful starfish and little orange clownfish flitting between the anemones. All of a sudden, Mariana nudges me and points toward a bigger cave. Assuming she wants to show me some more beautiful coral, I can hardly believe my eyes: There’s a sleeping, three-meter-long nurse shark just an arm’s length away! These nocturnal animals rest during the day and are only aggressive when provoked. Hopefully that’s true, I think, as we continue our dive. On the boat, heading back to the resort, I find that this close encounter has burnt itself into my memory. It will probably remain there as clear as a photograph forever. As it’s still early in the day and we’re hungry after our early morning dive, we help ourselves to the vast, delicious breakfast buffet laid out at the Thyme restaurant. The range of dishes reflects the variety of guests’ nationalities and includes sushi, sashimi, scrambled eggs, nachos, bagels and pancakes. For the afternoon, Aslam has booked each of us a 60-minute massage in the Solasta Spa. But beforehand, I complete my daily 5k run in the resort’s well-equipped gym – a huge bonus on this tiny island. On the last evening of our stay, with the breeze blowing gently, I admire the gleaming blue plankton floating in the waves that lap against the shore. And a deep feeling of gratitude washes over me for having been able to enjoy such an extraordinary vacation in these trying times. Would you like to know more?

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Setting sail on the modern 40-metre ketch Rox Star, accommodating up to ten guests, is a very elegant affair.

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At 40 metres, Rox Star is easily the centre of attention. She was built by the Turkish shipyard Bodrum Oğuz Marin.


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In the exclusive beach club at the stern, it’s as though you have the ocean all to yourself.


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hile her elegant sails reach high up into the sky, Rox Star’s shiny black hull dramatically glides its way through the waves. Home for this sporty sailing yacht is the open ocean. This is where she prevails over all the forces of nature and is the undeniable star on the horizon. On deck, the sturdy steel constructions – outstanding design features in themselves – cannot fail to impress whoever sets eyes on them. They give the yacht, built in 2015, a particularly striking countenance. The Bodrum Oguz Marin shipyard has created a genuine masterpiece with Rox Star. One that is always ready to set sail around the world. She is the second major design triumph for the Turkish shipbuilders, who already brought us the majestic yacht ‘Regina’ – which starred in the James Bond film ‘Skyfall’. Rox Star was first unveiled in all her beauty and to considerable acclaim at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. Rox Star is quite unlike any other sailing yacht. This is patently clear the moment one sets eyes on her. The shape of her hull alone sets her apart from other sailboats in her 40-metre class. Her freeboard is set around half a metre lower than that of other more standard vessels, giving her a far sleeker look. The entire construction of the yacht, meticulously handcrafted throughout, is testimony to true passion and incredible attention to detail. The lamps, for example, are custom creations and even the floors have been specially cut. The Italian marble used in the bathrooms has been carefully crafted so that the grain flows continuously around all corners. The interior

on board whisks guests away into the world of rock 'n' roll. The award-winning Swiss design studio K-Architectes, based in Geneva, has given a unique signature look to the interior design, capturing the rock concept with immense creativity and confidence. While interior concepts on board other yachts are often limited to classic or modern, Rox Star somehow manages to evoke a unique and timeless feel that is playful above all else. Metallic accents, premium quality black leather, the finest wood panelling and portraits of rock legends on the walls – the elegant interiors create a cosy yet cool atmosphere. The large windows act like picture frames, affording incredible views out to the blue expanse of ocean beyond. Discreet skylights give an even greater sense of space by enhancing the natural light shining in – like at the cocktail bar in the lounge area. Rox Star offers modern and luxurious accommodation for up to ten guests in five spacious double cabins. She can also accommodate six crew members. The cabins each preside over an en suite bathroom and various high-tech entertainment devices. The master suite awaits with another highlight on top – a marble bathtub specially designed for the yacht, as well as a Turkish steam bath. Time on board can be enjoyed here in the utmost relaxation. Unusually for a sailing yacht, she even boasts her own beach club, located at the stern and benefitting from direct access to the sea. The range of water toys mean fun is guaranteed. Rox Star is much more than merely a yacht – she is a lifestyle.

Price EUR 7.95 mill.  Length approx. 39.9 m Cabins 5  Shipyard Bodrum Oğuz Marin  E&V ID YAT-253190

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Engel & Völkers Yachting Monaco (MC)  Tel. +377 97 77 60 02  E-Mail monacoyachting@engelvoelkers.com

Edison Yachting Monaco S.à.r.l. – 10 Avenue de la Libération – 06600 Antibes – Licence Partner of Edison Yachting SA

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It’s Show Time!

Incredible comfort, endless privacy and spectacular scenery abound here. Nestled in the luxury development Cap Adriano in Santa Ponsa, on a rocky outcrop in southwest Majorca, this villa stands as testimony to the design genius of the Spanish architect Guillermo Reynés. TEXT: Christina Libuda PHOTOS: Eduardo Marquez


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Looking out across the endless blue expanse to the horizon line, the sense of freedom is palpable.

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or those who have always dreamed of a home by the sea, this villa on Majorca’s southwest coast could well be the moment of fulfilment. The incredible views stretch far beyond the Malgrats Islands, just off the mainland, where the sun disappears down into the sea in the evenings to a dramatic display of colours. In Nova Santa Ponsa, the romantic coastal scenery is combined with charming living environs. The proximity to Palma and the international airport, just 25 minutes away by car, makes this an absolutely prime address in the southwest corner of Majorca. Three prestigious golf courses are just three minutes away, adding still further to the appeal of this location. The marina known as Port Adriano is also within walking distance. It was the vision of Philippe Starck, the acclaimed French designer, back in 2012. And is renowned as one of the most state-of-the-art marinas anywhere in the Mediterranean. Designer boutiques and various bars and restaurants infuse yet more local Spanish charm to the area. The villa itself is located on Cap Adriano, an exclusive residential development on this rocky outcrop of coastline. It was built in 2018 to a design by the architect Guillermo Reynés of GRAS Arquitectos. Overall there are eight apartments, two penthouses and nine villas, all enjoying concierge services and round-theclock security. The rooftops of the villas have been planted with rosemary so that they blend in perfectly with the surroundings. The same is true of the stone design elements, some of

which feature inside the property and some around it. They were uncovered during the building of the villas and have a beautiful reddish hue typical for the region. The interiors span some 800 square metres, extending over three floors. Thanks to the fully glazed elevation looking out to sea, the views looking out across the expanse of blue can be enjoyed to the full from almost all rooms. Alongside the spacious living areas, the ground floor also presides over two guest suites. There are three bedrooms, two of which feature en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom awaits on the upper floor too, with its own living room and two further suites, also with en suite bathrooms. A private spa, home gym and wine cellar can be found on the lower ground level. An elevator connects all floors. The generous dimensions of the layout and an abundance of natural light create a bright and airy feel throughout. The Berlin architecture studio Sibel Huhn is the mastermind behind the interior design. Light hues and natural materials strike a harmonious balance between modern design and traditional influences. Meanwhile, outdoors, the extensive terraces are laid with beautiful quarry stonework, which gives the villa a distinctly Mediterranean feel. The 1,844 square metre plot benefits from a 16-metre pool and barbecue area, and makes a wonderful oasis in which to enjoy an exclusive al fresco lifestyle. At the bottom of the grounds is perhaps the biggest highlight of all: a small path leading along the rocks down to private access to the sea.

Price EUR 13.95 mill.  Interior approx. 800 m²  Land approx. 1,844 m²  E&V ID W-02GB9B

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Mallorca Southwest – Santa Ponsa (ES)   Tel. +34 971 69 90 63  E-Mail mallorca@engelvoelkers.com

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Majorca

Amber Village – New Development with 24 Exclusive Homes & Superb Views Overlooking Port Andratx

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 18.4 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2022 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A


Balearic Islands, Spain  Price EUR 1,87 – 2,33 mill.  Interior approx. 170 – 191 m²  No. of rooms 4  E&V ID D-000A1J

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Mallorca Puerto de Andratx (ES)  Tel. +34 971 67 47 80  E-mail andratx@engelvoelkers.com

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Majorca

Casa Jobim – Modern Architecture, Natural Materials & Mediterranean Flair

VISUALISATIONS: BERGA GONZÁLEZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE


Balearic Islands, Spain  Price for land plot EUR 4.5 mill.  Interior approx. 568 m²  Land approx. 1,020 m²  E&V ID W-02LFUY

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Mallorca Puerto de Andratx (ES)  Tel. +34 971 67 47 80  E-mail andratx@engelvoelkers.com

Engel Mallorca Invest, S.L. – C/. Isaac Peral, 50 – 07157 Puerto de Andratx / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Balearev GmbH

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Vienna

Unique Penthouse with Breathtaking Views on the City‘s Danube Canal Promenade

VISUALISATIONS: MARINA TOWER HOLDING GMBH © ZOOM VP,ISOCHROM – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 0.75 – 0.77 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2021 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A


Vienna, Austria  Price EUR 3.391 mill.  Interior approx. 218 m²  No. of rooms 4  E&V ID W-02KXXP

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Wien MMC (AT)  Tel. +43 1 961 50 00  E-mail wien@engelvoelkers.com

EuV Immobilien GmbH – Opernring 5 – 1010 Vienna / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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St. Peter-Ording

Exclusive Thatched Homes in New Development on the North Sea

VISUALISATIONS: KONZEPT3D – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 39.31 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2022 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B


ENGEL & VÖLKERS  St. Peter-Ording (DE)  Tel. +49 4863 970 90 10  E-mail st.peter-ording@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany  Price EUR 2.95 mill.  Total surface area approx. 244 m²  Land approx. 1,226 m²  E&V ID W-02KXUE

EuV Wohnen GmbH – Badallee 3 – 25826 St. Peter-Ording / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Berlin

FRAME. Creative Freedom, Space, Inspiration & Generosity by Herzog & de Meuron

VISUALISATIONS: XOIO UND BLOOMIMAGES, BERLIN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 48.4 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020 – 2023 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A


ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Berlin Development Services (DE)  Contact Team Am Tacheles  Tel. +49 30 203 46 51 00  E-mail berlinprojekte@engelvoelkers.com No buyer commission

Berlin, Germany  Prices from EUR 2.47 mill.  Interior approx. 137 – 170 m²  No. of rooms 2 – 4  E&V ID BE-11

EuV Projekte Berlin GmbH – Joachimsthaler Straße 1 – 10623 Berlin / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Grand Cayman

PHOTOS: LONNEY LOVE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020

Rum Point Club – The New Benchmark for Beach Living

Cayman Islands, Caribbean  Price USD 2,633,100  Interior approx. 2,316 ft²  No. of bedrooms 3  E&V ID AM-190284

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Cayman Islands (KY)  Contact Heidi Kiss  Tel. +1 345 525 1126  E-mail heidi.kiss@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Cayman Islands – Tropic Centre Suite #7, 18 Earth Close – George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-1201 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Old Fort Bay

Balinese-Inspired Waterfront Home

The Bahamas, Caribbean  Price USD 3.895 mill.  Interior approx. 4,300 ft²  Land approx. 9,815 ft²  E&V ID AM-192823

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  The Bahamas (BS)  Contact Claire Thackray  Tel. +1 242 376 6027  E-mail claire.thackray@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers The Bahamas – Lyford Manor, East Building, Lyford Cay – New Providence, Bahamas / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Los Cabos

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Cabo’s Legacy Property – An Extraordinary Beachfront Compound

Baja California Sur, Mexico  Price USD 37.9 mill.  Interior approx. 26,932 ft²  Land approx. 111,829 ft²  E&V ID AM-113020

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Los Cabos (MX)  Contact Catherine Buchanan  Tel. +1 503 545 1767  E-mail catherine.buchanan@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Los Cabos – Carreterra Transpeninsular KM 27.5 – San Jose del Cabo, BCS 23400 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Beverly Hills

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Designed & Built by an Architect for an Architect

California, United States of America  Price USD 5.999 mill.  Interior approx. 9,516 ft²  No. of bedrooms 7  E&V ID AM-189228

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Beverly Hills (US)  Contact John Steiner  Tel. +1 310 666 1454  E-mail beverlyhills@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Beverly Hills – 340-B North Camden Drive – Beverly Hills, CA 90210 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of EV Real Estate Inc.

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Solvang

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009

Luxury Hilltop Estate Offering Unparalleled Privacy & Views

California, United States of America  Price USD 3.795 mill.  Interior approx. 7,793 ft²  Land approx. 5.02 acres  E&V ID AM-188856

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Santa Ynez (US)  Contact Kris Johnston  Tel. +1 805 689 4777  E-mail kris.johnston@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Santa Ynez – 1090 Edison Street, Suite 102 – Santa Ynez, CA 93460 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of EV Real Estate Inc.

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Millville

PHOTOS: AIMEE CAMPBELL, ERIC MARBLE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1981

Equestrian Estate in Northern Utah

Utah, United States of America  Price USD 1.599 mill.  Interior approx. 4,306 ft²  Land approx. 8.35 acres  E&V ID AM-194790

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Logan (US)  Contact Jette Youngblood  Tel. +1 435 770 8840  E-mail jette.youngblood@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Logan – 112 E. 100 N. – Logan, UT 84332 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Big Sky

PHOTOS: STACY OSSORIO & COURTNEY KING – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Magnificent Home on the Famous Gallatin River

Montana, United States of America  Price USD 2.795 mill.  Interior approx. 3,692 ft²  Land approx. 3.6 acres  E&V ID AM-194170

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Bozeman (US)  Contact Stacy Ossorio & Courtney King  Tel. +1 406 539 8553 & +1 406 581 4078  E-mail stacy.ossorio@engelvoelkers.com & courtney.king@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Bozeman – 319 E Mendenhall – Bozeman, MT 59715 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007

Victor

Luxury Montana Horse Property

Montana, United States of America  Price USD 4.225 mill.  Interior approx. 9,198 ft²  Land approx. 25.11 acres  E&V ID AM-190082

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Missoula (US)  Contact Dawn Maddux  Tel. +1 406 550 4131  E-mail dawn.maddux@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Missoula – 321 N. Higgins Ave – Missoula, MT 59802 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Queen Creek

PHOTOS: LAUREN GETTMAN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005

Resort-Style Living with Private Pool & Sports Court

Arizona, United States of America  Price USD 1.025 mill.  Interior approx. 4,211 ft²  Land approx. 35,205 ft²  E&V ID AM-194332

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Gilbert (US)  Contact Sheryl Robinson  Tel. +1 602 614 0416  E-mail sheryl.robinson@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Gilbert – 1849 E Williams Field Rd., Suite 107 – Gilbert, AZ 85295 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020

Scottsdale

Contemporary Masterpiece in the Desert

Arizona, United States of America  Price USD 9.75 mill.  Interior approx. 8,514 ft²  Land approx. 406,939 ft²  E&V ID AM-188997

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Scottsdale (US)  Contact Dana Bloom  Tel. +1 480 600 6606  E-mail dana.bloom@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Scottsdale – 20707 North Pima Road, Suite 135 – Scottsdale, AZ 85255 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Aspen

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Single Family Home near Aspen Mountain

Colorado, United States of America  Price USD 21.9 mill.  Interior approx. 6,411 ft²  Land approx.  6,000 ft²  E&V ID AM-182638

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Aspen (US)  Contact Erik Cavarra & Tara Slidell  Tel. +1 970 925 8400  E-mail erik.cavarra@engelvoelkers.com & tara.slidell@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Aspen – 720 East Hyman Avenue – Aspen, CO 81611 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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PHOTOS: ZAK SMITH – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008

Colorado Springs

Exquisite Estate in Colorado’s Famed Black Forest

Colorado, United States of America  Price USD 3 mill.  Interior approx. 5,977 ft²  Land approx. 5.74 acres  E&V ID AM-194914

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Colorado Springs (US)  Contact Amie Streater  Tel. +1 719 358 9707  E-mail amie.streater@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Colorado Springs – 5214 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 100 – Colorado Springs, CO 80918 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Golden

PHOTOS: DENVER CREATIVE GROUP – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018

Modern Tuscan-Style Colorado Mountain Retreat

Colorado, United States of America  Price USD 4.95 mill.  Interior approx. 9,842 ft²  Land approx. 5.03 acres  E&V ID AM-194941

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Denver (US)  Contact Tad Snell  Tel. +1 214 205 7871  E-mail t.snell@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Denver – 2049 Larimer Street – Denver, CO 80205 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014

Southlake

Spectacular One-Storey Home Set on Acreage Close to Excellent Schools

Texas, United States of America  Price USD 3.2 mill.  Interior approx. 5,175 ft²  Land approx. 4.4 acres  E&V ID AM-194841

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Dallas Southlake (US)  Contact Roxann Taylor  Tel. +1 817 312 7100  E-mail roxann.taylor@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Dallas Southlake – 1111 East Southlake Boulevard, Suite 460 – Southlake, TX 76092 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Is the artist deploying irony or a dramaturgical delaying effect? The threat to the planet from the seas of garbage isn’t obvious at first glance, but then all the more poignant for it. The objects collected by Mexican artist ­A lejandro Durán on the gorgeous beaches of his home country, on the other hand, do not require further digital processing. After all, the artist argues, these items were produced to be eye-catching and to induce impulse buying. The visual noise they create is their primary purpose. So he collects bright-yellow butter containers from Haiti, black shampoo bottles from South Korea and bluish-green toilet cleaners from Norway. He arranges the pieces of garbage by color and turns them into land-art installations, embedded in the rocks or glistening between tufts of beach grass on the C ­ aribbean peninsula of Yucatán. Particularly galling: The source of the plastic waste from 58 countries that Durán catalogued was the Sian Ka’an region of Mexico, which, due to its natural beauty, is nothing less than a designated UNESCO world heritage site. The artist, who was born there, looks forward to the

day he will run out of materials, but isn’t holding out much hope. Tess Felix also finds the materials for her work just outside her front door. Eleven years ago, a hurricane deposited much of the trash. “Afterwards, you couldn’t see the beach for all the plastic garbage,” says the California artist. Since then, she has been collecting items that regularly get washed up in the San Francisco Bay area: screw tops, plastic tubes, nylon cords, lunch boxes. However, once collected, the artist strips the objects of any shred of their old purpose. She turns them into building blocks for her portraits of friends, pop stars, pinups and heroes of the environmental movement. Felix puts into practice the notion expounded by French philosopher Roland Barthes in his 1957 book “Mythologies”: Plastic isn’t just a material, but also “the very idea of its never-ending transformation.” Like turning a toothpaste tube into a work of art. Some may even find something approaching optimism in Tess F ­ elix’s portraits: No material is so lowly that it cannot serve a higher purpose. Benjamin Von Wong doesn’t get involved in such semantic discussions. In his studio, the

Canadian photographic artist employs lighting and makeup to turn models into mermaids. He piles up plastic straws into enormous waves and arranges empty water bottles to create glistening oceans. The aesthetic of his photos is almost indistinguishable from that used in images advertising tropical paradises. And just like advertising, the images need to be approached with caution. They’re still made of plastic, after all. The viewer’s initial admiration will quickly give way to doubt: Wait a minute, aren’t these exactly the temptations that brought about our current predicament in the first place: extinction of species, polluted seas and climate change? If the purpose of art is to be seen and understood, Chris Herms-Glang has opened up new platforms for spreading her message: She directs and publishes videos online. Two years ago, the Hamburg-based artist performed at the Oslo opera house with her unruly wigs, an art form she says is here to stay, albeit in a statement laced with ambiguity: “I can guarantee they’ll be around for at least 300 years.” Would you like to know more?

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Houston

PHOTOS: TK IMAGES – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1999

Hidden Gem Ideal for Accommodating Entertainment Lifestyle

Texas, United States of America  Price USD 2,498,500  Interior approx. 6,461 ft²  Land approx. 7,754 ft²  E&V ID AM-194708

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Houston (US)  Contact Victoria Waltrip  Tel. +1 832 491 0009  E-mail victoria.waltrip@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Houston – 309 Gray Street, Suite 108 – Houston, TX 77002 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Lakeland

PHOTOS: SPACECRAFTING – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014

Modern Mountain Chalet on the St. Croix

Minnesota, United States of America  Price USD 3.395 mill.  Interior approx. 6,846 ft²  Land approx.  2.5 acres  E&V ID AM-194362

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Minneapolis Downtown (US)  Contact Ryan Pertile  Tel. +1 612 805 0059  E-mail ryan.pertile@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Minneapolis – 1601 Hennepin Ave. – Minneapolis, MN 55403 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1830

Washington

Spectacular Riverwoods Estates on the Banks of the Missouri River

Missouri, United States of America  Price USD 999,989  Interior approx. 3,520 ft²  Land approx. 7.95 acres  E&V ID AM-194945

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  St. Louis (US)  Contact Damian Gerard  Tel. +1 314 614 4377  E-mail damian.gerard@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers St. Louis – 6 West County Center – St. Louis, MO 63131 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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New Orleans

PHOTOS: IMOTO PHOTO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008

Casual Elegance Among the Oaks of Fairway Drive

Louisiana, United States of America  Price USD 2.25 mill.  Interior approx. 5,384 ft²  Land approx. 0.21 acres  E&V ID AM-192886

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  New Orleans Metairie (US)  Contact  Joyce Delery  Tel. +1 504 400 5516  E-mail joyce.delery@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers New Orleans Metairie – 722 Martin Behrman Avenue – Metairie, LA 70005 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

130


PHOTOS: FOTOSOLD – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1936

New Orleans

Divine Multi-Family Conversion

Louisiana, United States of America  Price USD 899,000  Interior approx. 4,828 ft²  No. of bedrooms 8 E&V ID AM-190609

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Slidell Mandeville (US)  Contact  Justin Goutierrez  Tel. +1 985 646 2111  E-mail justin.goutierrez@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Slidell Mandeville – 820 Oak Harbor Boulevard – Slidell, LA 70458 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Huntsville

PHOTOS: RICH ORTIZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007

Magnificent Multi-Generational Estate on Golf Course

Alabama, United States of America  Price USD 2,999,500  Interior approx. 14,102 ft²  Land approx. 0.4 acres  E&V ID AM-188648

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Huntsville (US)  Contact Angie Kloote  Tel. +1 256 520 7983  E-mail angie.kloote@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Huntsville – 320 The Bridge Street, Suite 104 – Huntsville, AL 35806 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Lighthouse Point

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2019

A Venetian-Style Masterpiece

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Fort Lauderdale (US)  Contact Francisco Garcia & Cheryl Bosa  Tel. +1 561 722 8905 & +1 305 778 4575  E-mail  francisco.garcia@engelvoelkers.com & cheryl.bosa@engelvoelkers.com

Florida, United States of America  Price USD 13.5 mill.  Interior approx. 9,027 ft²  Land approx. 19,500 ft²  E&V ID AM-190957

Engel & Völkers Fort Lauderdale – 3301 N Ocean Blvd. – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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Florida, United States of America  Price USD 932,000  Interior approx. 3,019 ft²  Land approx. 0.18 acres E&V ID AM-189975

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Orlando Winter Park (US)  Contact Haley Doyle  Tel. +1 832 296 6261  E-mail orlandowinterpark@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Orlando Winter Park – 558 W. New England Avenue, Suite 120 – Winter Park, FL, 32789 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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PHOTOS: MIKE MITCHELL/OVERHEAD FILMS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1912

Winter Park

Award-Winning Historic Home Meticulously Restored to Perfection


PHOTOS: BERNIE COLSON/MIRROR LAKE PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009

Sapphire

Lakefront Home in Beautiful Whisper Lake

North Carolina, United States of America  Price USD 1.6 mill.  Interior approx. 3,400 ft²  Land approx. 0.64 acres  E&V ID AM-193668

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Highlands Cashiers (US)  Contact Ken Fernandez  Tel. +1 828 507 3156  E-mail ken.fernandez@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Highlands Cashiers – 16 Old Cashiers Square – Cashiers, NC 28717 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Brooklyn

PHOTOS: TINA GALLO/ALEX LUCACI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1850

Exquisite Penthouse with Private Roof Deck & Water Views

New York, United States of America  Price USD 3.9 mill.  Interior approx. 2,414 ft²  No. of bedrooms 4  E&V ID AM-174970

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Brooklyn Cobble Hill (US)  Contact Donald Brennan  Tel. +1 917 568 6525  E-mail donald.brennan@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Brooklyn Cobble Hill – 221A Court Street – Brooklyn, NY 11201 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Brooklyn

PHOTOS: ALEX LUCACI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900

Immaculate Italianate Brownstone in Prime Location

New York, United States of America  Price USD 7.75 mill.  Interior approx. 6,075 ft²  Land approx.  2,000 ft²  E&V ID AM-174753

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Brooklyn Cobble Hill (US)  Contact Donald Brennan  Tel. +1 917 568 6525  E-mail donald.brennan@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Brooklyn Cobble Hill – 221A Court Street – Brooklyn, NY 11201 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Brooklyn

PHOTOS: ALEX LUCACI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1861

Award-Winning Brooklyn Heights Brownstone

New York, United States of America  Price USD 7.75 mill.  Interior approx. 4,210 ft²  Land approx.  2,000 ft²  E&V ID AM-184342

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Brooklyn Cobble Hill (US)  Contact Donald Brennan  Tel. +1 917 568 6525  E-mail donald.brennan@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Brooklyn Cobble Hill – 221A Court Street – Brooklyn, NY 11201 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

138


New York City

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1892

Spectacular Duplex Loft

New York, United States of America  Price USD 9.75 mill.  Interior approx. 4,275 ft²  No. of bedrooms 4  E&V ID AM-188141

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  New York City MMC (US)  Contact  Elizabeth Mercedes Berk  Tel. +1 212 452 3073  E-mail elizabeth.mercedesberk@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers New York City MMC – 430 Park Avenue, 11th Floor – New York, NY 10022 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

139


Lake Placid

PHOTOS: SPLITROCK PRODUCTIONS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1961

A Slice of Heaven within the Adirondack Park of Upstate New York

New York, United States of America  Price USD 8.9 mill.  Interior approx. 6,500 ft²  Land approx. 250 acres  E&V ID AM-186542

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Lake Placid (US)  Tel. +1 518 523 4404  E-mail lakeplacid@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Lake Placid – 2284 Saranac Avenue – Lake Placid, NY 12946 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013

Barrington

Panoramic Waterfront Views of Famous Narragansett Bay

Rhode Island, United States of America  Price USD 2.3 mill.  Interior approx. 3,083 ft²  Land approx. 1 acre  E&V ID AM-194824

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  East Greenwich (US)  Contact Emilio DiSpirito  Tel. +1 401 359 2338  E-mail emilio.dispirito@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers East Greenwich – 3970 Post Road Floor 2, Suite 2 – Warwick, RI 02886 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Lunenburg

PHOTOS: HARBOURTOWN PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY

Historic Home in UNESCO World Heritage Community

Nova Scotia, Canada  Price CAD 1.95 mill.  Interior approx. 4,453 ft²  Land approx.  12,088 ft²  E&V ID AM-193471

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Nova Scotia Halifax (CA)  Contact Donna Harding & John Powers  Tel. +1 902 223 1000  E-mail donna.harding@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Nova Scotia Halifax – 1901 Gottingen Street, Suite 2 – Halifax, NS B3J 0C6 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Canada Inc.

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Upper Kingsburg

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS

Contemporary Yet Timeless Smith House at Award-Winning Shobac Farm

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Halifax (CA)  Contact Alexandra Vallee & Julie Kells  Tel. +1 902 789 7403 & +1 902 802 6512  E-mail alexandra.vallee@engelvoelkers.com & julie.kells@engelvoelkers.com

Nova Scotia, Canada  Price CAD 3.75 mill.  Interior approx. 2,775 ft²  Land approx. 50,965 & 39,842 ft²  E&V ID AM-187524

Engel & Völkers Halifax – 1901 Gottingen Street, Suite 2 – Halifax, NS B3J 0C6 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Canada Inc.

143


Meaford

PHOTOS: ALAN SHISKO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017

Waterfront Estate with 240 Feet of Georgian Bay Shoreline

Ontario, Canada  Price CAD 3.725 mill.  Interior approx. 4,972 ft²  Land approx. 3 acres  E&V ID AM-194805

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Collingwood (CA)  Contact James McGregor & Max Hahne  Tel. +1 226 974 2144  E-mail james.mcgregor@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Collingwood – 321 Hurontario Street – Collingwood, ON L9Y 2M5 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Canada Inc.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 18th CENTURY – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Lisbon

18th Century Villa in the Centre of Chiado

Lisbon, Portugal  Price EUR 5.6 mill.  Interior approx. 475 m²  Land approx. 500 m²  E&V ID W-02IA0Z

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Lisboa MMC (PT)  Tel. +351 210 20 04 90  E-mail lisboa@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC Portugal - Mediação Imobiliária Unipessoal Lda. – Avenida Liberdade 196, 7º andar – 1250-096 Lisbon / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Balearic Islands, Spain  Price EUR 2.3 mill.  Interior approx. 227 m²  Land approx. 837 m²  E&V ID D-000FMV

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Mallorca South (ES)  Tel. +34 871 57 00 00  E-mail llucmajor@engelvoelkers.com

EV Mallorca Property S.L. – Ronda Migjorn 147 A – 07620 Llucmajor / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Balearev GmbH

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For more energy information please refer to page 126.

PHOTOS: RALI ROUSSEVA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 42.59 kWh/m²a – EMISSIONS 13.37 kgCO2/m²a

Majorca

Impressive Designer Project ‘White Med Villas’ with 16 Units


PHOTOS: XISCO FUSTER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: EMISSIONS 106.43 kgCO2/m²a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Majorca

Fantastic Villa with Sea Views in Valldemossa

Balearic Islands, Spain  Price EUR 4.9 mill.  Interior approx. 296 m²  Land approx. 1,877 m²  E&V ID W-02L2TF

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Mallorca Deià (ES)  Tel. +34 971 63 63 63  E-mail deia@engelvoelkers.com

Balearics Property Partners, S.L. – C/ Archiduque Luis Salvador, 1 – 07179 Deià / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Balearev GmbH

For more energy information please refer to page 126.

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Marbella

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Exclusive Estate in Gated Community with Private Spa

Andalusia, Spain  Price EUR 11.95 mill.  Interior approx. 1,700 m²  Land approx. 19,500 m²  E&V ID W-021KU6

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Marbella Puerto Banús (ES)  Tel. +34 952 85 98 60  E-mail marbella@engelvoelkers.com

Mazal Realty, S.L. – Av. Manolete, 529 – 29660 Nueva Andalucía, Marbella / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Benissa Costa

Sea View Property within Walking Distance of the Beach in La Fustera

Alicante, Spain  Price EUR 920,000  Interior approx. 297 m²  Land approx. 1,309 m²  E&V ID W-02HA5W

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Moraira (ES)  Tel. +34 96 550 81 81  E-mail moraira@engelvoelkers.com

EV La Fustera, S.L. – Avda. de la Paz 23 – 03724 Moraira / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

149


Costa Blanca

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007

Exclusive Seafront Villa in Jávea

Alicante, Spain  Price EUR 12.5 mill.  Interior approx. 1,800 m²  Land approx. 5,541 m²  E&V ID W-02JKUI

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Jávea (ES)  Tel. +34 965 76 95 58  E-mail javea@engelvoelkers.com

Ferrando Exclusive ResidentialSL – Avd de la Libertad, 47 C, Playa del Arenal – 03730 Jávea / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

150


PHOTOS: SARAI ÁVILA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 125 kWh/m²a – EMISSIONS 26 kgCO2/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1989 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Madrid

Exclusive Property with Garage in Chamberí-Almagro

Madrid, Spain  Price EUR 2.395 mill.  Interior approx. 266 m²  No. of bedrooms 4  E&V ID W-02L2VV

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Madrid MMC (ES)  Tel. +34 91 277 45 00  E-mail madrid@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC SPAIN, S.L.U. – Génova, 27 5ª planta – 28004 Madrid / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

For more energy information please refer to page 126.

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Tarragona

PHOTOS: PIERRE GRUBIUS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2015

Stunning Mediterranean Manor House in Tamarit

Catalonia, Spain  Price EUR 2.3 mill.  Interior approx. 492 m²  Land approx. 1,090 m²  E&V ID W-02GOJ5

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Tarragona (ES)  Tel. +34 977 07 96 00  E-mail tarragona@engelvoelkers.com

Tulibet, S.L. – Calle Emperador August, 23 – 43003 Tarragona / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

152


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 55 kWh/m²a – EMISSIONS 10 kgCO2/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1930 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Barcelona

Luxury Modernist Villa in Upper Sarriá

Catalonia, Spain  Price EUR 4.7 mill.  Interior approx. 621 m²  Land approx. 1,834 m²  E&V ID W-02KVYR

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Barcelona MMC (ES)  Tel. +34 93 515 44 44  E-mail barcelona@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC SPAIN, S.L.U. – Avda. Diagonal 640 – 08017 Barcelona / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

For more energy information please refer to page 126.

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Catalonia, Spain  Price  EUR 675,000  Interior approx. 120 m²  No. of bedrooms 2  E&V ID W-02I69O

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Sitges (ES)  Tel. +34 938 11 44 44  E-mail sitges@engelvoelkers.com

Finest Properties S. L. – Paseo Vilanova 30 – 08870 Sitges / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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For more energy information please refer to page 126.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 189 kWh/m²a – EMISSIONS 39 kgCO2/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Sitges

Cosy Yet Spacious Duplex Ideal for Sea Lovers


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1983

Costa Brava

Villa with Spectacular Views in Unique Location in Roses

Catalonia, Spain  Price EUR 1.39 mill.  Interior approx. 395 m²  Land approx. 2,455 m²  E&V ID W-02KNAD

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Roses (ES)  Tel. +34 972 15 47 96  E-mail roses@engelvoelkers.com

Prats & Wendt, S.L. – Av. de Rhode, 291 – 17480 Roses (Girona) / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

155


Unparalleled Farmhouse in Private Setting

Catalonia, Spain  Price EUR 1.455 mill.  Interior approx. 1,470 m²  Land approx.  21,000 m²  E&V ID W-02JN2M

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Costa Brava Nord-Empordà (ES)  Tel. +34 872 20 14 88  E-mail costabravanord-emporda@engelvoelkers.com

Prats & Wendt, S.L. – Av. Jaume 1., 6, Vila 2 – 17491 Peralada (Girona) / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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For more energy information please refer to page 126.

PHOTOS: NURI BUSQUETS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 294 kWh/m²a – EMISSIONS 58 kgCO2/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1700 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Costa Brava Nord-Empordà


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 192 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2001 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Cerdanya

Light-Flooded House with Heated Pool in Prat de la Serra

Catalonia, Spain  Price EUR 850,000  Interior approx. 242 m²  Land approx. 584 m²  E&V ID W-02GVNI

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Cerdanya (ES)  Tel. +34 972 14 12 06  E-mail cerdanya@engelvoelkers.com

Iniciatives Nova Era SL – Passeig 10 d’Abril, 29 – 17520 Puigcerdà / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

For more energy information please refer to page 126.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Modern Villa Overlooking the Bay of Villefranche & Cap Ferrat

Côte d’Azur, France  Price EUR 5.2 mill.  Interior approx. 250 m²  Land approx. 643 m²  E&V ID W-02L45O

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Côte d’Azur MMC (FR)  Tel. +33 4 93 54 93 42  E-mail cotedazur@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC France S.A.S. – 1, Avenue Denis Séméria – 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

158


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1800

Paris

Refurbished House Set Over Four Levels

Paris, France  Price EUR 5,055,000  Interior approx. 296 m²  No. of bedrooms 4  E&V ID W-02JREJ

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Paris (FR)  Tel. +33 1 45 64 30 30  E-mail paris@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC France S.A.S. – 24 bis Rue de Berri – 75008 Paris / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

159


Liechtenstein

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1973

Villa with Panoramic Views Overlooking the Rhine Valley & the Alps

Oberland, Principality of Liechtenstein  Price CHF 4.21 mill.  Interior approx. 449 m²  Land approx. 1,482 m²  E&V ID W-02LHRT

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Vaduz (LI)  Tel. +423 231 30 03  E-mail vaduz@engelvoelkers.com

Heinz Senn Immobilien – Herrengasse 7 – 9490 Vaduz / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

160


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020

Baar

Villa Modernity – The Epitome of Elegance & Luxury

Zug, Switzerland  Price CHF 14.29 mill.  Interior approx. 400 m²  Land approx. 823 m²  E&V ID W-02C78X

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Zug (CH)  Tel. +41 41 728 77 11  E-mail zug@engelvoelkers.com

E&V Zug Properties AG – Neugasse 15 – 6300 Zug / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

161


Affoltern am Albis

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014

Premium Duplex Apartment in the Town Centre

Zurich, Switzerland  Price CHF 1.85 mill.  Interior approx. 204 m²  No. of rooms 7  E&V ID W-02KUJ7

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Affoltern am Albis (CH)  Tel. +41 786 86 04 64  E-mail affoltern@engelvoelkers.com

Jereb Immobilien Consulting GmbH – Obere Bahnhofstrasse 4 – 8910 Affoltern am Albis / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

162


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1830

Bergdietikon

Historic Industrialist’s Mansion

Aargau, Switzerland  Price CHF 3.02 mill.  Interior approx. 533 m²  Land approx. 1,726 m²  E&V ID W-02JH4J

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Dietikon (CH)  Tel. +41 43 500 25 25  E-mail dietikon@engelvoelkers.com

Casaprima Immobilien AG – Bremgartnerstrasse 11 – 8953 Dietikon / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

163


PHOTOS: DANIEL TÖCHTERLE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 313.42 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS, SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1912 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Merano

Historic Villa with Private Park

South Tyrol, Italy  Price EUR 3.35 mill.  Interior approx. 502 m²  Land approx. 978 m²  E&V ID W-02JU0U

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Meran (IT)  Tel. +39 0473 23 43 49  E-mail meran@engelvoelkers.com

Real Estate International S.r.l. – Corso della Libertà, 69 – 39012 Merano / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

164


PHOTOS: DANIEL TÖCHTERLE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 176 kWh/m²a – I.P.E. – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino

Villa Surrounded by Greenery with Lake Views

South Tyrol, Italy  Price EUR 3 mill.  Interior approx. 235 m²  Land approx. 2,840 m²  E&V ID W-02HGLU

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Bozen (IT)  Tel. +39 0471 97 95 10  E-mail bozen@engelvoelkers.com

Real Estate International S.r.l. – Piazza Walther, 8 – 39100 Bolzano / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

165


PHOTOS: CRISTIAN PARRAVICINI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Monza

Exclusive Villa next to the Villa Reale

Lombardy, Italy  Price EUR 12 mill.  Interior approx. 1,185 m²  Land approx. 1,400 m²  E&V ID W-02K7D8

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Monza (IT)  Tel. +39 039 232 62 13  E-mail monza@engelvoelkers.com

Teodolinda S.r.l. – Via Zucchi 28 – 20900 Monza / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

166


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 291.84 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1920 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Milan

Bright Home on Top Floor of Historic Building

Lombardy, Italy  Price EUR 1.23 mill.  Interior approx. 190 m²  No. of bedrooms 4  E&V ID W-02LIP6

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Milano Porta Venezia (IT)  Tel. +39 02 94 43 33 61  E-mail milanoportavenezia@engelvoelkers.com

M&M Real Estate S.P.A. – Via Eustachi 19 – 20129 Milan / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

167


Basiglio

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020

Province of Milan – South Agricultural Park

Lombardy, Italy  Price EUR 1.44 mill.  Interior approx. 390 m²  Land approx. 200 m²  E&V ID W-02LGSF

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Buccinasco (IT)  Tel. +39 02 39 28 88 19  E-mail Buccinasco@engelvoelkers.com

Roberto Zimbardo impresa individuale – Via Emilia, 3/b – 20090 Buccinasco / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

168


Carate Urio

PHOTOS: ROBERTO MARI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1839

Unique Waterfront Villa in Prime Location on Lake Como

Lombardy, Italy  Price EUR 12.5 mill.  Interior approx. 600 m²  Land approx. 1,300 m²  E&V ID W-02A6LW

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Cernobbio (IT)  Tel. +39 0315 130 99  E-mail cernobbio@engelvoelkers.com

Finest Italian Estates S.R.L. – Via Regina, 43 – 22012 Cernobbio (CO) / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

169


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2019

Lake Iseo

New Lakefront Villa in the Heart of Sarnico

Lombardy, Italy  Price EUR 1.79 mill.  Interior approx. 345 m²  Land approx. 500 m²  E&V ID W-02524Y

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Lago d’Iseo (IT)  Tel. +39 03 05 78 04 99  E-mail lagodiseo@engelvoelkers.com

Reactive S.r.l. – Via Lungolago Marconi 10 – 25049 Iseo (BS) / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

170


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 62.38 kWh/m²a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Lazise

Exclusive Lifestyle on the Banks of Lake Garda

Veneto, Italy  Price EUR 4.5 mill.  Total surface area approx. 296 m²  Land approx. 2,500 m²  E&V ID W-02IW4D

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Bardolino (IT)  Tel. +39 045 721 02 79  E-mail bardolino@engelvoelkers.com

Quattro S.r.l. – Via Dante Alighieri 26 – 37011 Bardolino / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

171


Carpeneto

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1850

Charming Historic Residence in the Heart of Medieval Village

Piedmont, Italy  Price EUR 1.3 mill.  Interior approx. 1,290 m²  Land approx. 1,800 m²  E&V ID W-02L4UP

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Asti-Monferrato (IT)  Tel. +39 0141 176 65 70  E-mail asti-monferrato@engelvoelkers.com

Stela S.r.l. – Piazza Medici 30 – 14100 Asti / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

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Riccione

Penthouse with Sea Views

Emilia-Romagna, Italy  Price EUR 1.32 mill.  Interior approx. 230 m²  No. of bedrooms 3  E&V ID W-0272RK

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Riccione (IT)  Tel. +39 0541 41 88 19  E-mail riccione@engelvoelkers.com

FCF Real Estate S.R.L. – Viale Dante Alighieri, 88 – 47838 Riccione (RN) / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

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PHOTOS: ANDREA DAL PRATO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 218.9 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1300 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Siena

Luxury Villa with Pool in Casole d’Elsa

Tuscany, Italy  Price EUR 2.95 mill.  Interior approx. 711 m²  Land approx. 8 ha  E&V ID W-02GKG5

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Siena (IT)  Tel. +39 0577 28 84 16  E-mail siena@engelvoelkers.com

Siena Shire S.r.l. – Via delle Terme 78 – 53100 Siena / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

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PHOTOS: PAMELA BRALIA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1895

Castiglioncello

Exclusive Liberty-Style Villa Perched on the Tuscan Coast

Tuscany, Italy  Price EUR 6 mill.  Interior approx.  1,000 m²  Land approx. 4,000 m²  E&V ID W-02I2H9

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Castiglione della Pescaia (IT)  Tel. +39 0564 172 24 46  E-mail castiglionedellapescaia@engelvoelkers.com

Maremma Country Chic RE S.r.l. – Via Ponte Giorgini, n. 35/39 – 58043 Castiglione della Pescaia / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

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Taormina

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 58.93 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP, GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A1

Extraordinary Seafront Villa with Private Access to the Beach

Sicily, Italy  Price EUR 9.7 mill.  Interior approx. 535 m²  Land approx. 688 m²  E&V ID W-02D21P

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Taormina-Etna (IT)  Tel. +39 0942 62 00 78  E-mail taormina@engelvoelkers.com

Deux Real Estate S.r.l. – Piazzetta Leone 2 – 98039 Taormina / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

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Edegem

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 328 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1955

Magnificent Manor Set in Park Gardens

Flanders, Belgium  Price EUR 3.9 mill.  Interior approx. 750 m²  Land approx. 8,008 m²  E&V ID W-026176

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Antwerpen-Zuid (BE)  Tel. +32 3 303 43 30  E-mail antwerpenzuid@engelvoelkers.com

EV Antwerpen-Zuid B.V. – Hovestraat 19 – 2650 Edegem / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1904

Sylt

Charming Home with Traditional Local Style

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Sylt (DE)  Tel. +49 4651 985 70  E-mail sylt@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany  Price EUR 3.4 mill.  Interior approx. 288 m²  Land approx. 600 m²  E&V ID W-02IS8L

EV Sylt Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG – Hauptstraße 2 – 25999 Kampen/Sylt / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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PHOTOS: SCHATTENBLIND FOTOGRAFIE, MICHEL ROMDANE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 190.6 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1904 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Dahme

Holiday Property Directly on the Baltic Sea Shoreline

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Fehmarn (DE)  Contact Kristin Dobe  Tel. +49 4371 887 90 30 E-mail fehmarn@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany  Price EUR 2.29 mill.  Interior approx. 296 m²  Land approx. 831 m²  E&V ID W-02K6Y4

EuV Wohnen GmbH – Breite Straße 16 – 23769 Fehmarn / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Hamburg Wellingsbüttel (DE)  Contact Sven-Oliver Böhning  Tel. +49 40 532 03 60 E-mail sven.boehning@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Hamburg, Germany  Price EUR 1.497 mill.  Interior approx. 184 m²  Land approx. 941 m²  E&V ID W-02LFZ8

Engel & Völkers Alstertal GmbH – Wellingsbüttler Weg 117 – 22391 Hamburg / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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PHOTOS: LAAS TIETJE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 70 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Hamburg

Modern Townhouse at a Peaceful Address with Ample Greenery


PHOTOS: INSA HAGEMANN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 177.50 kWh/m²a ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1794 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Hanover Region

Expansive Equestrian Estate with Two-Family Home in Idyllic Setting

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Hannover Burgwedel (DE)  Tel. +49 5139 970 36 70  E-mail hannovergrossburgwedel@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Lower Saxony, Germany  Price EUR 1.1 mill.  Interior approx. 287 m²  Land approx. 26,740 m²  E&V ID W-02LH8Q

Engel & Völkers Immobilien Deutschland GmbH – Von-Alten-Straße 3 – 30938 Burgwedel / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Fischland-Darß-Zingst (DE)  Tel. +49 38220 66 99 88  E-mail darss@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany  Price EUR 1.2 mill.  Interior approx. 201 m²  Land approx. 15,355 m²  E&V ID W-02KC13

V 8 Immobilien GmbH – Ernst-Thälmann-Straße 4 – 18347 Wustrow / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 46.2 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Velgast

Retreat in the Heart of Nature Close to the Baltic Sea


PHOTOS: NICO OFFERMANN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 98.04 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1780 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Island of Rügen

Beautiful Manor in Ralswiek

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Rügen (DE)  Contact Britta Rosengarth  Tel. +49 160 617 58 53 E-mail britta.rosengarth@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee amounting to 7.14 % of the sale price incl. statutory VAT to be paid by the buyer

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany  Price EUR 1.9 mill.  Interior approx. 554 m²  Land approx. 17,320 m²  E&V ID W-02IB9Y

EuV Ostsee GmbH – Schillerstraße 1 – 18609 Binz / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Berlin Tempelhof (DE)  Tel. +49 30 58 76 91 60  E-mail berlintempelhof@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Berlin, Germany  Price EUR 1.49 mill.  Interior approx. 214 m²  Land approx. 655 m²  E&V ID W-02KNYM

Engel & Völkers Frohnau-Köpenick GmbH – Mariendorfer Damm 38 – 12109 Berlin / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 22.10 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: AIR & WATER HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A+

Berlin

Modern Flair Meets Elegant Architecture


PHOTOS: DAVID STRASSBURGER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 66.9 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Frankfurt

Exceptional Dream Home at Prime Address in Westend District

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Frankfurt (DE)  Contact Dr. Amin Aschdjai-Benissi  Tel. +49 69 24 44 49 49 E-mail frankfurt@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Hesse, Germany  Price EUR 8.25 mill.  Interior approx. 463 m²  No. of rooms 6  E&V ID W-02JZ6B

GDA-Immobilien GmbH – Bockenheimer Landstraße 1 – 60325 Frankfurt a. M. / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Jüchen

PHOTOS: ULRICH HETZERT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1662

Grand Stately Living within Historic Walls

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Düsseldorf Carlstadt (DE)  Tel. +49 211 58 05 40  E-mail duesseldorf@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany  Price EUR 3.95 mill.  Interior approx. 540 m²  Land approx. 2,735 m²  E&V ID W-02KNS2

Engel & Völkers Immobilien Deutschland GmbH – Hohe Straße 7 - 9 – 40213 Düsseldorf / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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PHOTOS: JULIAN HOFFMANN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 76 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: LOCAL/DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010

Cologne

Kranhaus – A Luxury Apartment Above the River Rhine

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Köln City (DE)  Tel. +49 221 258 83 10  E-mail koeln@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany  Price EUR 2.475 mill.  Interior approx. 158 m²  No. of rooms 3  E&V ID W-02C68Q

Engel & Völkers Immobilien Deutschland GmbH – Mittelstraße 13 – 50672 Cologne / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Köln Rodenkirchen (DE)  Tel. +49 221 29 94 50  E-mail koeln@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany  Price EUR 4.2 mill.  Interior approx. 422 & 103 m²  Land approx. 1,022 m²  E&V ID W-02H5F6

Engel & Völkers Immobilien Deutschland GmbH – Maternusstraße 14 b – 50996 Cologne / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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PHOTOS: ULRICH HETZERT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 312.2 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1901 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: H

Cologne

Historic Mansion at the Finest Address in Marienburg


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 239.3 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY, WOOD LOGS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1870 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Sasbachwalden

Gem of a Property with Dream Views

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Ortenau (DE)  Contact Gotthard Hiss  Tel. +49 781 93 99 97 00 E-mail ortenau@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Baden-Württemberg, Germany  Price EUR 1.175 mill.  Interior approx. 171 m²  Land approx. 2,100 m²  E&V ID W-02LGLU

Hiss Immobilien GmbH – Kreuzkirchstraße 11 – 77652 Offenburg / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS  München Nordost (DE)  Tel. +49 89 943 84 53  E-mail muenchennordost@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Bavaria, Germany  Price EUR 2.998 mill.  Interior approx. 317 m²  Land approx. 1,043 m²  E&V ID W-02JCQ3

Domicilium GmbH – Freisinger Straße 13 – 85737 Ismaning / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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PHOTOS: ROBERT FRANZ/DIFFERENT VISION – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 100.02 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1965/2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Munich

Prestigious Bungalow on Outskirts of the City


PHOTOS: CHRISTINE DEMPF – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 194.20 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: NATURAL GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1978 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Munich

Outstanding Apartment with Garden in Herzogpark

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  München Bogenhausen (DE)  Tel. +49 89 998 99 60  E-mail muenchen@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Bavaria, Germany  Price EUR 5.39 mill.  Total floor space approx. 270 & 97 m²  No. of rooms 4  E&V ID W-02L8F7

Engel & Völkers Immobilien Deutschland GmbH – Ismaninger Straße 78 – 81675 Munich / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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The ISS of the sea

More than 65 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. But even the dark side of the moon has been studied more closely than the deepest reaches of the world’s oceans, only an estimated five percent of which have been explored. Aquanaut and marine ecologist Fabien Cous­teau – grandson of the legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau – is hoping to change this. He and industrial designer Yves Béhar have developed the world’s biggest underwater research station. The 372-square-meter, modular structure will be located some 20 meters beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Curaçao. Named Proteus after an ancient Greek god of the sea, it will be the underwater equivalent of the International Space Station (ISS) – a place for government agencies, researchers and private companies to collaborate and pool their collective knowledge. In addition to a laboratory, the Proteus will provide living space for the international team of scientists whose research will include studies of marine pollution, ocean conservation and climate change. The circular, two-story structure will sit on stilts anchored to the seabed and will be ­powered by wind, solar and geothermal energy. Plans for the first underwater greenhouse are already being worked on. Construction is projected to take three years, but no start date has been set.

Fabien Cousteau spent 31 days in a pressure chamber 20 meters below the sea. Would you like to know more?

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WORDS: CHRISTINA LIBUDA; PHOTOS: PROTEUS (2), CHRISTOPHER MARKS (1)

The Proteus is an international research station that will be built 20 meters below the surface of the sea to help advance the exploration of our oceans.


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