The Eco-Floating Hotel is a project whose first leg is planned to take place in Qatar but it also has the potential to be located in different areas thanks to its characteristic mobile feature.
As HAADS, our team has studied the project with various opinions and technical knowledge from many different disciplines and visions. In this sense, consultants from different fields such as ship construction engineers, ship architects played a big role in the project process. This project, which started working on it in March 2020 and lasted 6 months, adopts the motto of minimum energy loss and zero waste as a principle according to the design approach it has put forward. Due to its characteristic moving feature, it generates electrical energy by rotating around its position according to the water Current and provides users with different perspective experiences. Created as a 5 – Star Hotel, The Eco-Floating Hotel has a construction area of 35000 m2 and a total of 152 rooms.
The eco-floating hotel is inspired by the sea with which it is associated in the first degree in terms of form and design principle. At this point, it is worth mentioning that the project will work efficiently in areas where there is a continuous and certain Current. However, the sea which gives the structure physical and tangible power and receives the return it needs in a mutualistic form also directs the shape of the structure with the idea of the vortex. If it is accepted that the water formed and disappeared by itself forming a rotation around itself in a regular Current and the shape is considered to have risen with its borders and evolved into a platform, it will give a transparent mass silhouette. It was this image that fed and supported the project. The idea of the vortex, which reflects the rotational effect found on the surface of the water to the upper cover of the structure does not only remain in this layer and seeps into the mass with a capillary effect.
The project, which is planned to take inspiration from the formation of the vortex, revolves around itself within the framework of controls in order to ensure the said electrical energy efficiency and on the other hand, to provide its users with a permanent panorama of perspective. It completes the full tour in 24 hours. The DP system which is often used on ships will also be used in this project so that the rotation can be fixed and the platform position can be maintained. Dynamic positioning (DP) is a computer-controlled system set out to automatically maintain a ship’s position and direction using its own propellers and thrusters. The Floating Hotel which has 3 different entrances aims to provide access from land at any time of the day thanks to the 140-degree pier that surrounds itself.
Project Name: Eco-Floating Hotel
Location Of The Project: Qatar (Variable Locations)
Year and status of the project: 2020 March / Design Phase
Preliminary end date: 2025
Total construction area: 35000 m2
Client: PH tourism and management (Qatar)
Project Design Office: Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS)
Project Team: Arch. Hayri Atak, Arch. Kaan Kılıçdağ, Arch. Büşra Köksal, Arch. Kübra Türk
Visuals with courtesy of HAADS