The Perfect Shuttle of the Future for Small Group Adventure Travel
The Toronto office of HOK drew inspiration from a drone, and created the futuristic design of the resort. The layout has been chosen for the final of the Radical Innovation Award, a contest that promotes the future of hospitality and tourism business.
The layout of the Driftscape consists of of two modules: Driftcraft & Oasis.
The driftcraft is a sovereign pod bedroom of 205-square feet that can accommodate two, whilst Oasis is a service pod of 2500 square feet.
The see-through, egg shaped guest pod is constructed with high-impact-degree views of the environment. The construction is fairly lightweight and may also be taken for two to three-day trips. While offering an entirely immersive encounter, the hovering driftcrafts as well guarantee a minimal footprint.
HOK’s intentions are to provide a high-level experience for their guest with such revolutionary idea, or as they say: “To set off on an adventure, to leave all comforts behind and wander in pursuit of the unknown has been a fundamental urge of humankind throughout history. We thus set out in search of a way to fulfill this urge, seeking a fully ‘immersive,’ significantly heightened the guest experience and to provide a unique way to wander/drift and experience viewpoint of this amazing world we live in, from above and within.”
Three Oasis pods can join to form an Oasis Foundations offering a courtyard, a restaurant, and a lounge.
HOK considers that that the drone-incorporated resort will be accessible in the next five years. The company considers the technologies like the Ehang 184 and the Puffin Personal Air Vehicle will realize the vision of the Driftscape.
Pictures source: HOK