Grand Prize winner:
Facilitating global living and working for the travelling professional, Zoku creates a new category within the hotel industry. Japanese for family, tribe, or clan, it’s a home-office hybrid, also suitable for long stays, with the services of a hotel and the social buzz of a thriving neighbourhood. Zoku offers a home base with both a smart Zoku Loft (private areas) and social spaces (communal areas) to work, sleep, play and live in.
Snoozebox delivers portable on-site event & festival hotel accommodation, letting guests stay close to the action. Custom trucks deliver premium rooms, which adapt internally to suit a range of customers, providing a day room and seven different en suite sleeping configurations. Tessellation of space & form around custom folding mechanisms maximizes guest space and allows rooms to compact by 50% during transportation. A hotel of a 100 rooms can be setup in 24 hours.
Yasmin Abdelfattah Soliman
Effat University | Saudi Arabia
Adaptive Balloons is designed to offer a refuge for people who have been affected by natural disasters and crises around the planet. A pop-up concept that can be installed and removed as needed, the adaptive tree is prefabricated to be installed on land or in water. The main tree body is designed as a hollow skeleton used to generate energy through vertical wind turbines, and hosts inflatable ‘Balloons’ made of vinyl skin on branches that extend outwards. The Balloons act as living spaces for those affected.
CEO, The John Hardy Group
President of Global Development, Starwood Hotels
COO, The Bowls LLC
Managing Director, Eagle Rock Ventures
CEO & Director, Carey Watermark Investors Inc
Wing T. Chao
Founding Principal, Wing T. Chao Architect
President, The John Hardy Group International