design of entrance to floating
hotel - Niterói (Brazil)
In preparation of the future arrival of the existing floating hotel in the bay of Niterói, we translated the technical drawings from Dutch into Portuguese and adapted the design where necessary, to comply with the Brazilian climate and with the local and regional laws on fire resistance, safety, maritime navigation, environment etc. Besides that, we designed the connection between ship and shore, and the landscape on the terrain between ship and public street, including a new path and an entrance building with kiosk.
Location: in the Guanabara Bay, adjacent to the terrain of the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Brazil | Program: floating hotel with 144 rooms | Client: Dutch organisation Good Hospitality Group | Architect: Menno Trautwein | Period: 2015-2016