Serbian design studio Salt & Water made a unique design for a floating hotel with catamaran-apartments. The project is developed with the aim to promote tourism on inland waters that offer wonderful examples of untouched (and often neglected) nature. Here, the floating hotel would be a perfect solution for tourism without any violation of the natural harmony of the place itself.
Floating hotel is consisted from two different parts – central floating construction and apartment catamaran units. When passing through the central floating construction (which consists of reception, restaurant, event hall, offices for staff and a café), guests are reaching pathways which are connected to the apartment catamarans. Each apartment is actually an innovatively designed catamaran which can be easily separated from the dock and navigated, allowing guests to choose the perfect location for their vacation by themselves.
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Catamaran consists of a salon, a galley, a bathroom, a hall with storage space and a sleeping area (above the salon). Guests can also relax at two separate outdoor locations– the flying bridge and the beach platform. Each apartment can accommodate 2-4 persons, thanks to the possibility of converting the salon into a double bed. From the beach platform it is easy to access the water for swimming, diving, fishing and sun bathing.
The main idea is to allow users to enjoy their visit through a navigation at a very slow speed and with an uninterrupted view of the nature around. For this reason the catamarans have this unusual shape with large windows in the front.
In other words, Catamarans-apartments can be considered as “frames of the nature” – connecting the guests with the water and the sky and isolating them from the everyday’s stress.
Millennium Yacht Design Award winner
Salt & Water won Myda 2015– Millennium Yacht Design Award for its project of Floating Hotel with Catamaran-apartments in section “Dream Boat” on SEATEC, Carrara, Italy!
The jury commented the project as: “Elegant interpretation and enhancement of a house boat in an intelligent housing solution. Maximum utilization of the interior layout.”
Source: Salt & Water Architecture & Yacht Design