BIG Hotel addresses issues of scale and context within the contemporary hotel. As hotels grow larger in scale they often lose connection with the very context which they are meant to serve. This proposal attempts to satiate tourists’ attraction to the theatrically large with their desire for an intimate contextual connection.
By turning the typical atrium hotel inside out, this hotel is able to engage with its context. A series of communal spaces framing cinematic views of Manhattan and Brooklyn are cut into the corners of the building. The scale of these spaces seems larger than their actual volume due to their orientation towards vast urban landscapes. Each space is stepped in order to provide views, function as performance halls and connect vertically with one another.
The hotel units feature windows oriented towards specific moments within the urban landscape that lend a smaller and more intimate connection between occupant and context.
Status: School Project
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
My Role: Designer