The Eco-Floating floating hotel off the coast of Qatar can rotate on its own for 24 hours, taking advantage of clean energy sources such as water, wind and sun.
Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio is a famous Turkish architectural company. The company is known for many iconic groundbreaking architectural works such as the “amorphous” Sarcostyle Tower in New York, USA or the swimming pool hanging over the sea in Norway.
Recently, this studio released the design of the Eco-Floating hotel, surprising many people. This eco-floating hotel was built off the coast of Qatar and was designed with zero waste and minimal energy loss.
The hotel is like an ecological oasis in the heart of the sea.
The unique project is expected to be about 35,000 square meters with a total of 152 rooms. At first glance, the hotel looks like an oasis with many green trees covering the exterior.
Hayri Atak revealed that the hotel’s architectural style and operating procedures are inspired by the sea and water vortexes. The architects designed the building so that it can rotate to ensure energy efficiency and help customers see the entire surrounding space.
Eco-Floating will rotate slowly and complete a rotation in 24 hours according to very meticulous calculations to ensure that people in the hotel are not affected. This movement is controlled by a computer-controlled positioning system to automatically maintain the vessel’s position.
This movement is controlled by a positioning system.
The hotel is supported by a sturdy floor system. To get here, customers can go from 3 different entrances thanks to the surrounding 140-degree wharf system. Means of transportation can be helicopters or boats.
The 700 m2 hotel lobby is located in the center of the oasis. Surrounding are 152 guest rooms, each with its own balcony, giving visitors different views as the building rotates. In addition, the hotel also has modern amenities such as outdoor and indoor swimming pools, sauna, spa, gym, mini golf course…
With the goal of creating an oasis of “ecological balance”, the Hayri Atak design team integrated a green energy production system called VAWTAU. The system can harvest 25 kW of power from each of the 55 VAWTAU modules. This energy is used to operate the hotel. The hotel is also equipped with solar panels and wind turbines.
The green tree system is scattered around the oasis to help balance the ecosystem.
Many luxury amenities.
The roof, shaped like a whirlwind, will collect rainwater to water plants and use for other purposes. In addition, the clean water system supplied to the entire hotel is filtered from sea water and wastewater will be treated in a closed process so that it is completely harmless to the environment.
The design team also plans to develop waste sorting units to turn food waste into salvageable fertilizer for landscape development.
Hayri Atak is conducting technical and feasibility studies to realize this hotel design by 2025.
Each room has a balcony with natural sea views.
Guests can reach the hotel by helicopter or boat.