GAIA, THE FLOATING ECO HOTEL CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH THE OCEAN
The innovative vessel-like floating structure of GAIA is not attached to the ground and can therefore be relocated to different destinations. GAIA would be constructed from marine-grade lightweight composite materials, similar to the ones used in boat building, and can be assembled on water. Following breakthrough modular hotel construction trends, the different GAIA structures are pre-fabricated to minimise construction waste. According to AMA Design, the technology required to construct GAIA already exists.
The interior of the hotel is designed using natural materials, including bamboo and timber, to nurture people’s relationship with nature. GAIA is created to be as natural and isolated as possible, allowing for a calming experience and genuine reconnection with the environment.
GAIA facilities include an innovative floating Vitamin D spa that guests can use for sunbathing in private booths. Most impressively, a 3D-printed coral reef created from sequestered carbon would be placed under the hotel to support biodiversity and stimulate marine life, along with underwater turbines and solar panels to power the building through renewable energy generation.