Today’s Solutions: August 15, 2022

Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS) is leading an exciting design project: a mobile floating eco-hotel that generates its own electricity by rotating as guests relax on board.

It will be based in Qatar, but because it is completely mobile, has the potential to float from place to place. The core aim of the hotel, which began construction in March of last year, is to be zero waste and to minimize energy loss. The architect hopes to have the hotel up and running by 2025.

With the slow spinning, guests can enjoy their surroundings from every angle, and won’t have to worry about dizziness, as the hotel takes 24 hours to spin 360 degrees. In theory, the hotel could float anywhere, but to ensure that it keeps rotating, it will be kept within areas with continuous currents.

The hotel will run on a type of green energy production called VAWTAU (vertical axis wind turbine and umbrella) which works like a wind turbine on the vertical axis and functions as a sun umbrella on the coastal band.

The eco-friendly energy production doesn’t stop there. The team plans to use an inverted cone-like structure at the top of the hotel to collect rainwater that will be used for greywater recycling; this means that wastewater is plumbed straight back into toilets, washing machines, or outside taps.

This luxury hotel will boast indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, spa, gym, mini-golf course, and more. There will be a total of 152 rooms with several different entranceways so that guests can access land any time of the day.

Source Image: Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio

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