First look at Qatar’s new floating hotel that will spin to generate power

Qatar continues to raise the bar when it comes to new hotels. Its latest reveal is an eco-friendly hotel that not only floats on water but spins on it too.

The ‘Eco-Floating Hotel’, slated to launch in 2025, is the brainchild of Turkish architecture firm Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio (HAADS).

Qatar's Eco-Floating Hotel © HAADS

Envisioned to sit off the coast of Qatar, renderings of the hotel show a futuristic exterior that looks like a cross between a doughnut and a spaceship.

Impressively, the floating structure will generate its own electrical energy by rotating with the flow of the water currents, coupled with thrusters and turbines, creating a whirlpool. As well as using solar and wind power.

There will be 152 rooms with private balconies overlooking the sea and a view that will change as the hotel rotates.

It’s a “permanent panorama of perspective” as HAADS calls it, revealing it will take a full 24 hours to spin a complete revolution.

Qatar's Eco-Floating Hotel © HAADS

Luxurious amenities including a spa, gym, mini-golf course, basketball court, and indoor and outdoor pools, will complement the futuristic design. There is also plenty of lush greenery and a line of sunbeds around the hotel’s circumference.

In the centre of the 700 square-metre lobby is a funnel-shaped roof that will collect rainwater for irrigation, creating a temporary interior waterfall.

Qatar's Eco-Floating Hotel © HAADS

Essentially Qatar’s Eco-Floating Hotel is designed to have “minimum energy loss and zero waste as a principle,” according to HAADS.

Purified seawater will be reused and food waste will be used as fertiliser thanks to waste separation units.

How to access the Qatar’s Eco-Floating Hotel

The floating hotel will offer guests three different access points via a specially designed 140-degree floating pier that connects to the mainland.

The pier will feature two jetties for access by boat and a helipad for VIP guests who arrive by helicopter.

Qatar's Eco-Floating Hotel © HAADS

Image renderings courtesy of Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio.

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