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16 June 2016

HOK’s Driftscape Hospitality Project a Finalist for Radical Innovation Award

Driftscape is a mobile, self-sustaining hotel that, through the use of drone technology, allows guests to roam or touch down in diverse locations unattainable to traditional hotels.

Driftscape, a hospitality concept designed by HOK’s Toronto office, is one of two finalists for the Radical Innovation Award 2016 competition.

Radical Innovation’s annual competition challenges the hotel industry to advance progressive thinking in design and operations. Finalists were selected by a jury of top hospitality executives and design experts from a pool of entries submitted by more than 20 countries. Final concepts were chosen based on creativity, design quality and potential to impact the industry.

Driftscape hotels are made up of several modular units for ease of construction and mobility. Components include the “Oasis,” formed of operational and community units and a food and beverage element, and the “Driftcraft,” a single volume guest room unit that provides 360-degree views to the outside world and is fitted for untethered excursions of two to three days.

Driftscape is a mobile, self-sustaining hotel that, through the use of drone technology, allows guests to roam or touch down in diverse locations that were previously unattainable at traditional hotels. Driftscape hotels are made up of several modular units for ease of construction and mobility. Components include the “Oasis” featuring operational and community units with a food and beverage element, and the “Driftcraft,” a single volume guest room unit that provides 360-degree views to the outside world and is fitted for untethered excursions of two to three days. Driftcraft is designed to leave minimal impact on sensitive environments, preserving the integrity and authenticity of the experience.

Driftcraft is designed with minimal impact to sensitive environments, preserving the integrity and authenticity of the experience.

On Oct. 5, finalists will present their ideas to the jury onstage at the New Museum. A live vote by audience members will determine the grand-prize winner and recipient of the $10,000 award to further their concept.

See more renderings of Driftscape on Flickr.

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