Is this the world’s most futuristic looking hotel?

Is this the world’s most futuristic looking hotel? New design by engineers behind the Shard will see guests sleep in 19-metre-high luxury triangular pods

  • Tetra Hotel will be built using a modular system and will feature a total of 42 suites
  • The location of the hotel is yet to be decided but it could be built in the UK, Canada, Norway or Cape Verde
  • Each pod will feature multiple floors with the top storing a large bed set under a skylight and a shower nearby
  • Project is being engineered by WSP, which worked on the Shard, and the design is by Innovation Imperative 

This is the space-age design for a new hotel that will see guests sleep inside luxury triangular pods that stand 19 metres high.

Tetra Hotel will be built using an eye-catching modular system and will feature 42 suites as well as space for art and design exhibitions.

The engineers behind the project are Canadian-based WSP, the firm that worked on London’s Shard, as well as Crossrail and the re-development of Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge ground, while the idea was drawn up by architecture practice Innovation Imperative. WSP said in a statement that ‘it might just be the world’s most futuristic-looking hotel’.  

An artist’s impression of the newly designed Tetra Hotel, which is being dubbed as the most futuristic-looking hotel ever designed

The first hotel location is to be revealed this summer with others to come. 

WSP hopes that the hotels will be located in ‘geographically stunning locations’ and WSP added: ‘We are aiming to provide a carbon neutral autonomous structure with sustainable agriculture and forest management at its core.’

Current locations under consideration for the hotel include Cape Verde, Norway, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Hungary and the UK.

Each 19-metre-high pod will feature multiple floors with the top storing a large bed set under a skylight while a shower will be located just below it.

Current locations under consideration for the hotel include Cape Verde, Norway, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Hungary and the UK

A third platform will feature a couch for entertaining, and just beneath it at the bottom of the pod there will be a secluded working area with a full desk.

The hotel will also include bars, restaurants, spaces for markets, exhibitions and fairs that have been designed to attract and promote talented creatives from around the world.

WSP also says it has been designed with sustainability at its core and claims that Tetra Hotel has been engineered to be as low energy as possible with a view of making the building completely off grid and independent.

The hotel will use local sea water for cooling and solar thermal panels for hot water heating, among other green technologies.

The hotel will include bars, restaurants, spaces for markets, and exhibitions and fairs designed to attract and promote talented creatives from around the world

Each 19-metre-high pod will feature multiple floors with the top storing a large bed set under a skylight while a shower will be located just below it 

During the construction phase, the pods will be pre-fabricated and assembled on-site for speed of delivery and use the local rock as foundation for minimum environmental impact.

Ross Harvey, technical director and project director, said: ‘Tetra Hotel and WSP are combining their creative powers on an exciting project that aims to create iconic architecture in stunning locations globally.

‘WSP’s multi-disciplinary Design Studio initiative is undertaking a proof-of-concept study to enable early-stage client discussions.

‘The solutions being investigated are founded on sustainability, renewable energy and achieving minimal environmental impact. WSP is proud to be involved in this project and looks forward to its future success.’

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