A Zero Star Hotel

The Wego Workshop is a follow-up of on the Wegocity project. If until now we had explored the construction of the permanent dwelling that fulfilled one’s ultimate dreams, at The Why Factory we want to start exploring modes of temporary living for populations on the move. As humans leave their homes in search of work, land, education, safety, opportunity or leisure the design of our cities needs to facilitate this movement.
The zero-star hotel is a predefined envelope where several rooms are able to accommodate specific and ever changing wishes for each of its user(s). It is a place that is able to customize on demand and almost in real time the wishes of its guests taking into account the availability of space and how the rooms connect and intermingle with each other.
The hotel configuration does not have anything fixed except for its envelope. Different times of the year show increasing or decreasing demand of occupancy allowing multiple configurations. Moreover, users will be able to customize their room, impacting therefore the neighbouring room configuration.

  • Role Professor: Winy Maas; Coordinator: Javier Arpa; Instructors The Why Factory: Felix Madrazo, Adrien Ravon; Instructors RMIT: Vivian Mitsogianni, Ben Milbourne; Instructors Bezalel Academy: Ifat Finkelman, Deborah Pinto Fdeda
  • For t?f | The Why Factory, TU Delft
  • Date 8-31 May, 2017