ONE ROOM HOTEL
TEAM: Tatiana Perkova – Politecnico di Milano
Adaptable, Movable, Sustainable.
Imagine for a minute…you can have a hotel that covers multiple locations, quickly responds to different market demands and being self-sustainable at the same time! And all this for a lower price then a traditional hotel building.
One room hotel is a concept, combining self-sustainable units spread alone the planet into one network. The Unit represent rather a room, space for sleeping, then a traditional building. This approach have many advantages. The unit pre-assembled, can be customized for the particular climate condition, target user and envelope designed with consideration for the surroundings. The units uses a various technologies, like solar panels installed on the rooftop. Water refiled from a lakes and rivers, if available or the rain water tank. We can refer to modular architecture, applicable to the hotel. The unit can be easily installed and removed, when required, without visible impact on environment. In this way the network doesn’t need huge construction investments, the production and customization of a unit will cost less than a traditional building construction. “The hotel” can start even with one unit and develop in time with available resources. The unit can be moved to a new place, with a change of demand or under any other circumstances and reused in another place.
In today situation where every meter valuable in the city centers, makes it difficult to obtain a good location for building construction. Moreover, with a high competition between already existing hotel brands to enter a market even a harder task. “One room hotel “concept allows to taste the waters in the business without major risks, monitor the market demand without big loses. The “rooms” can be located on already existing buildings or open spaces, waterfronts, rooftops.
On the contrary, there is available space on the nature sites, outside of the big cities. Forests, mountains, lakes fields spreads on the thousand kilometers. In this case, it is important to consider environmental impact of construction, as well as customer demand of a hotel in particular place. The place might not have enough demand for building an entire multi story hotel. The one room hotel network will help to cover this segment of a market as well. For example, It can be used to create a serious of “guest houses” along the trekking path or a family camping site in the forest.
The “rooms” doesn’t need a constant presence of the staff, reception desk. It is safes a waiting time and make the experience more personal. The customer simply have to receive a QR code, after booking on his smartphone and use it to open the door.