Not only does the luxury hotel design generate its own electricity, but the eco-floating hotel in Dubai also collects and reuses rainwater and food waste, making it very unique when it comes to sustainability.
The eco-friendly concept in Dubai, from the Turkish design team at Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS) adopts a strategy “minimum energy loss and zero waste”. This floating structure will utilise the water current with wind turbines and tidal power to spin on itself and convert energy into electricity. Its movement is to be controlled by a computer-controlled system used to maintain the position and direction of ships, as well as propellers and thrusters. However, guests will not be able to feel any dizziness as it takes 24 hours for the hotel to spin a full 360 degrees.
According to the designers, the floating hotel will initially be located in Qatar. When it is completed in Dubai, the project can also be located anywhere with the right current due to its movable feature. The hotel also aims to treat any used water it produces so that it will not harm the environment as well as develop waste separation units for the recycling of substances.
Measuring over 35,000 square metres, the hotel in Dubai will include 152 rooms and can be accessed via a floating pier connected to the mainland, helicopter or boat. What’s more, the hotel will have luxurious amenities typically found at five-star hotels such as indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, gym and a mini-golf course. The project has been in the works since March 2020 and is still in the design phase but is estimated to be completed in 2025.
Floating hotels are popping up everywhere, creating a boom in the tourism industry. In addition to the eco-floating hotel, Sea Palace Floating Resort near Dubai Marina, built by Seagate Shipyard, a ship-building company, is currently in the final stages of its construction. The resort will be a floating luxury hotel surrounded by six floating houses, each of which can detach and sail independently.