This hotel concept moves with the waves — and it looks awesome.
The Harmonic Turbine Tidal Hotel is a concept for a sustainable hotel that harnesses tidal energy to make its own power. Experimental architect Margot Krasojević designed the hotel to sit along the Chinese coastline in Yalong Bay.
Water turbines partially buried in the sand would convert the energy of waves into usable power for both the hotel and neighboring communities. The hotel would be partly submerged during high tide, effectively moving with the waves.
"The idea behind the hotel came from rock pools and tidal power, to design a hotel which dips into the sea just enough to catch the tide whilst being able to sway in the current," Krasojević explained to New Atlas. "The entire experience is that of surfing."
The hotel would be made of aluminum cladding and have similar properties to the hull of a ship. The inside would be composed of 30 bedrooms with underwater viewing areas. It’s currently just a concept, but Krasojević said it could actually get built. The space would certainly be awesome to see in real life, and its sustainable nature means that you could enjoy its amazing aquatic features guilt-free.