WSP Unveils Its Modular Tetra Hotel Concept of Concrete Pods

Carbon-neutral and intended for remote locales.

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In an effort to create a carbon-neutral hotel design that’s perfect for a variety of remote locales around the word, WSP engineers, David Ajasa-Adekunle, and the Innovation Imperative have come together to design the Tetra Hotel. A sleek, gorgeous, and modular design that utilizes individual reinforced concrete pods that stand 19 meters high, the Tetra Hotel is intended to be fabricated onsite from local materials, allowing builders to construct the lodgings in a variety of locations across the globe; thanks to its versatility, sites in Cape Verde, Norway, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Hungary and the UK are all currently under consideration.

“Remote construction is one of the key drivers of the design,” said Ross Harvey, WSP’s technical director, to Dezeen. “The team has worked closely with Lumus Consulting to investigate the use of a mobile field factory, which will give us high quality panel fabrication whilst being onsite, reducing delivery challenges… The pods are designed to be stable in groups of four, giving endless variety for their arrangement to reflect the architectural designs response to the unique natural forms of the chosen location.

And the best part of the design? Not only can the pods play host to individual suites, but they could conceivably be used for a bevy of other purposes, too, including bars and restaurants.

The first sites to receive the hotel are expected to be announced later this summer.

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