Futuristic designs are soon becoming an inherent part of our lives, designed and built to promise comfort and luxury to its users. Projects like the underwater hotel to come up in Dubai, Korea’s futuristic city, and luxurious metro station in Riyadh, are all evidence to this fact. Now you can add to the list another futuristic design and concept. One that crosses out long waiting hours before a flight and the pain of traveling all the way to a nearby lounge or hotel. We are not referring to the ‘Go Sleep’ sleeping pods at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Instead, to the Jetway Hotel, a hotel hangar built as an extension of a private jet, a creative construction by Margot Krasojevic, which can be easily dismantled and wheeled off, and docked at any corner of an airfield owing to its lightweight.
The designer was commissioned for this project by one of her private clients in Doha, Qatar, who required a lounge-like structure for short stays before take off. That’s how the hotel hangar came to be. It consists of a small lounge, bathroom and sleeping quarters, and also sports an extendable walkway with stairs, which is covered by a cantilevered canopy.
Built keeping in mind a futuristic design, the structure is the result of high-tech components, which is inclusive of hydropneumatic suspension sections which can be moved apart, locking the hanger roof as well as counterbalancing different sections.
That’s not all, the environmentally conscious project also helps accumulate rain water that gets filtered and used by the hotel room service. Other components used are a combination of laminated glass, photovoltaic cells and LED lighting that creates a variety of visual effects.