Salt & Water studio focuses on creating innovative, green design for floating architecture, houseboats and yachts. This new Floating Hotel with Catamaran Apartments aims at promoting low-impact tourism on inland waters. Consisting of small, floating catamarans, the floating hotel is a perfect solution for tourism without harming the natural environment. These floating hotels consists of two different parts: a central floating base and multiple apartment catamaran units. The central floating base consists of a reception area, restaurant, event hall, offices for staff and a café. Each apartment is a fully-equipped living space, which can be easily separated from the dock and navigated, allowing guests to choose the perfect location for their vacation. Each catamaran consists of a salon, a galley, a bathroom, a hall with storage space and a sleeping area. The main idea is to allow users to enjoy their visit through navigation at a very slow speed and with an uninterrupted view of the nature around. For this reason the catamarans have this unusual shape with large windows in the front. Catamarans-apartments can be considered as frames for the surrounding nature – connecting the guests with the water and the sky and isolating them from the everyday’s stress. The design won the Millennium Yacht Design Award.

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