Project: Mosaic Pop-Up Hotel Slideshow >
Designer: WATG with ID Group
Products: Reclaimed Teak Engineered Prefinished Flooring
The Mosaic Pop-Up Hotel is a new innovation in hospitality developed by destination design firm WATG. The concept received the Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award at the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas in 2010.
The project was an outgrowth of a temporary relief shelter, according to WATG, which then developed the idea into a new approach to hospitality. "The global Mosaic brand defines and delivers affordable, pop-up hospitality—prefabricated and portable to virtually anywhere," according to WATG's Connie Chen.
"The Mosaic PATHWAY (Portable Adaptable Temporary Hotel With Alternative You-ses) allows governments, developers, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, private organizations, and charitable aid societies the opportunity to create, design, develop and install structures that are functional, beautiful, simple…and adaptable to numerous situations in almost any geography."
"WATG invented Mosaic as entirely flexible, comprised of individually configured, modular prisms, outfitted as needed as spas, salons, guestrooms, mini-homes (multiple prisms such as a kitchenette and bedrooms), or tented villas (an addition to a luxury resort at peak season). Grouped together, Mosaic prisms are attached organically to Mosaic hubs that comprise and contain lobbies, restaurants, bars, lounges, and other amenities."
"The Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award is an annual competition founded by The John Hardy Group and co-sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine. After winning the competition at the 2010 HD Expo in Las Vegas, WATG partnered with Huntington Beach, California-based industrial design firm ID Group to begin exploring construction methods for a functional model while simultaneously developing study models for spatial exploration."
"ID Group brought their unique blend of innovative design capabilities to the team combined with their proven track record for transitioning concepts into reality. ID Group's understanding of spatial planning and environmental mock-ups for aircraft interiors enabled WATG’s design to evolve from an architectural concept into a product-oriented physical environment."
"WATG has a legacy of environmentally sensitive planning, architecture and design. A hallmark of WATG is its awareness to the influences of the local culture, the natural resources, the people and the spirit of the place. From its offices in Irvine, Seattle, Honolulu, Orlando, Singapore and London, WATG has designed hotels and resorts in 160 countries and territories across six continents."