Reconfigurable Hotel Can Adapt To The Needs Of The City Around It

Reconfigurable Hotel Can Adapt To The Needs Of The City Around It
Design

The (W)ego structure shows a future where the occupants should expect to have to interact with their neighbors to get to their room

Zack Palm
  • 27 october 2017

The 2017 Dutch Design Week kicked off in Eindhoven, Netherlands with nine days of  workshops, exhibitions, and seminars focused on design from various studios around the country. Studios at Dutch Design Week were invited to create creative solutions for a future where architects have to construct buildings that can endure constant change. One studio, MVRDV, brought a multicolored hotel structure called (W)ego that consists of nine large shapes to make it look like a large Tetris model. Upon closer inspection, the shapes contain rooms inside of them the occupants can freely reconfigure. MVRDV collaborated with The Why Factory, MVRDV’s in-house research lab.
This multicolored hotel was designed to show what an occupied building could look like in the future as humans face the reality of needing to reduce the amount of resources they use and forcing people to live closer together with increased populations. For MVRDV, they imagined occupants sharing a slightly cramped space and having to go through other occupants’ spaces to get to their own. Privacy was a thing of the past.

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The occupants of (W)ego would have their own, ideal locations to live in, however, they would have to shape it around the space the structure gave them. Someone may have a room entirely made up of stairs with a small hole designed for a standing garden or a space with various shelves inside of it. Much like the flexible structure itself, the occupants would have to modify to their surroundings in order to fully enjoy the space they were given. MVRDV imagined all of the spaces fulfilling the idealized dreams of a single occupant, but others of the building would have to go through it to reach their own room.

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For MVRDV, their futuristic building imagines people coming closer together in terms of space and letting them walk through their space, while also still trying to give an occupant their ideal location. Though the (W)ego structure shows a frozen moment in this future, buildings built in its time will have to have the capacity to adjust and modify unlike present structures.

MVRDV made the structure available to the public at Dutch Design Week throughout the entire event from October 21 to the 29.

(W)ego

The 2017 Dutch Design Week kicked off in Eindhoven, Netherlands with nine days of  workshops, exhibitions, and seminars focused on design from various studios around the country. Studios at Dutch Design Week were invited to create creative solutions for a future where architects have to construct buildings that can endure constant change. One studio, MVRDV, brought a multicolored hotel structure called (W)ego that consists of nine large shapes to make it look like a large Tetris model. Upon closer inspection, the shapes contain rooms inside of them the occupants can freely reconfigure. MVRDV collaborated with The Why Factory, MVRDV’s in-house research lab.
This multicolored hotel was designed to show what an occupied building could look like in the future as humans face the reality of needing to reduce the amount of resources they use and forcing people to live closer together with increased populations. For MVRDV, they imagined occupants sharing a slightly cramped space and having to go through other occupants’ spaces to get to their own. Privacy was a thing of the past.

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