Oppidum, the world’s leading developer of secure contemporary fortified underground residences, is delighted to unveil to the UAE its portfolio of the world’s most luxurious and secure residences. The ultra-luxury additions to a client’s existing residence will be available to commission exclusively in the UAE, Western Europe, and the United States.
The launch of the company’s latest concept provides the world with the first-of-its-kind underground residence, optimised for a super-luxury everyday lifestyle, whilst continuously prepared for all surface threats. The designs are suitable for short and long-term contingency, private business, or even for leisure uses and allow a paradigm shift to high-end personal protection. Unlike a purely functional bunker, which is an exclusively practical contingency against rare and unlikely scenarios, Oppidum adds value to the owner’s primary residence by offering facilities such as a private art gallery, secure meeting lounge, comfortable bedroom suites, bespoke spa, and other leisure amenities for everyday peacetime use.
The latest launch is a unique, contemporary, and luxurious solution to an age-old desire: to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our most treasured possessions in uncertain, unpredictable times. Jakub Zamrazil, the Chief Executive Officer of Oppidum, comments, “Our vision at Oppidum is to build the world’s most beautiful and securecontemporary fortified residences. They are places of serenity and absolute safety for owners and their families. It is human nature to desire security and protection: we are privileged to offer our clients the highest levels of service imaginable, creating beautiful places that will protect them now, and their legacy, for generations to come.
The latest launch is a unique, contemporary, and luxurious solution to an age-old desire: to protect ourselves, our loved ones
“We take an optimistic view of the world and believe strongly in humanity’s potential to develop a great future for itself. At the same time, not all events are foreseeable or preventable, and it is wise to be prepared to weather the storm when necessary. In an uncertain world, Oppidum provides a level of certainty. It is a place of strength that enables you to preserve and protect what matters most when required. You can then venture out into the world with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your family is protected, whatever may arise.”
Oppidum was developed by Jakub Zamrazil, a serial entrepreneur with an outstanding track record in luxury real estate development and technological start-ups, he went on to identify this unique sector, in which he has invested significant time and resources in creating a team with the experience, skills and connections to realise his vision to world-class standards.
An Oppidum consists of a residence designed and built for defence, and like a bunker, it derives its impregnability from being set deep underground, protected by significant structural reinforcement and rigorously controlled access. However, an Oppidum is also like nothing that has ever been conceived before, it takes military-grade protection equipment and environmental systems and integrates them invisibly into a luxurious family home.
“We take an optimistic view of the world and believe strongly in humanity’s potential to develop a great future for itself”
Marc Prigent, Principal Architect and Designer of Oppidum comments, “Oppidum is an extraordinary technical and professional challenge, entirely beyond any brief we have previously received for a secure space. Every project is conceived, designed, and realised without compromise, to be worthy of our clients – the most powerful individuals in the world. Concealed underground within its own domain, it is a place of absolute purpose, engineering integrity and state-of-the-art technology that also offers a beautiful, elegant, and entirely personalised living environment. We are delighted to be part of this remarkable endeavour.”
The Oppidum provides accommodation, leisure facilities and gallery space for each client’s collections, together with secure storage and self-contained power and water supplies – yet leaves almost no visible trace of its presence on the surface. It is constructed within each client’s existing estate, enabling immediate access when required. It is also entirely personal and individual, with every detail designed and delivered to the client’s precise specification.