A FLOATING HOTEL THAT GENERATES ITS OWN ELECTRICITY FROM THE TIDE AND CURRENT IS SCHEDULED TO BE BUILT IN QATAR.
The creation of a Turkish team (Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio – HAADS) the Eco-Floating Hotel takes its inspiration from a vortex and works a bit a like a dynamo, spinning slowly in the tide/current, converting the rotational energy into electricity.
This offers guests a constantly changing perspective – and no, the movement won’t affect those with delicate tummies. The hotel takes 24 hours to complete a full rotation.
Created as a Five-Star facility, the 35,000m2 hotel will have 152 rooms. Each has its own balcony and within the structure are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, spa, gym and a mini golf course. The hotel is accessed in three ways: through a 140° floating pier; disembarking from boats; and by helicopter (the helipad’s on the floating pier).
Though the first one is planned for the Qatar location, the concept can be installed anywhere with a suitable tide/currrent profile. Thrusters (a dynamic positioning system) keep the hotel in its place.
Completion of the structure is scheduled for 2025.