Margot Krasojevic has submitted her latest project to Tuvie, Harmonic Turbine Tidal Hotel. It’s a concept, futuristic hotel that will be located on Yalong Bay, a place on the island of Hainan in South China Sea. This is the perfect place for the hotel as along the bay’s coastline there are some sheltered area that are high energy sites, they are exposed with winds and high waves, making it perfect for the harmonic turbine to sit. The turbine can be partly anchored into the coastline’s rock where the elements are free to move slowly with the tide.
The primary goal of Harmonic Turbine Hotel is to combine hotel with renewable energy through the use of industrial and mechanical turbine engineering. The architecture creates a sustainable hotel typology that embraces multi-disciplinary aspects for future of hotel design. Margot Krasojevic explains that hotels won’t be just about consumer and catering industry, it’ll incorporate interior design, lifestyle, and an energy generating self-sufficient typology to work in harmony with its environment.
Most hotels rely on holiday seasons to make a profit, Harmonic Turbine Hotel would produce its own energy to keep it running all year round yet still return surplus energy back into the grid. This hotel would contribute to the environment by producing usable energy for surrounding area. Pipe water turbines are part of the hotel landscaping, they are installed semi-buried into the sand but exposed to the South China’s sea that washes over these turbines. They produce energy for the hotel, they also work as capacitor as the entire scheme slightly moves in the tide. These turbines are designed in spiral paths form that surround the hotel, this unique layout resembles natural tidal sand ripples, it creates enclosures just like rock pool bays for guests.
The main entrance can be accessed through stairs and a ramp leading to the turbine hotel’s foyer and bedrooms via an entrance hatch. This foyer leads guests into the submerged viewing chamber that is connected to the 30 en-suit spa bedrooms. This is the cool part, each bedroom offers a privacy glass-clad panel that makes guests feel as if they are in a submerged submarine, enjoying waves crash against the windows.