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hotel public spaces

NIEMANN INTERIORS
Safe Sanctuary 	
In a world of uncertainty, guests will find refuge, harmony,
and calming biophilic design in the hotel lobby of the
future. Guests are enveloped in a cocooning sense of
serenity as they enter a space, lush with indigenous
plants and the soothing sounds of nature and music.
This greenery not only provides a beautiful texture and
connection to earth but offers natural barriers to keep
guests safe without instilling a sense of enforced division.
Organic-looking solid surfaces add bright clean materials,
while copper accents are utilized for their aesthetics and
inherent antimicrobial properties.
A temperature scanner guarantees the admittance of
healthy guests into the lobby. A one-way circulation
path is established upon entry as guests are led by
flooring changes to a sculptural handwashing station.
Guest check-in is touchless as they proceed straight to
voice-activated elevators. The guest looking for a more
personalized experience may virtually interact with live
hotel staff via screens or a high-tech concierge hologram.
Contactless luggage drop is also available for convenience.
The lobby will remain a sanctuary for guest socializing,
working, and waiting, while also continuing to be a revenue
builder for the hotel. Personal pods are available for small
groups or individuals that wish to be connected to the
hotel community experience but benefit from the safety
of clear enclosed pods. The pods glow with an accent
UV-C light that is both aesthetically pleasing and helps
to sanitize the space. The modular design is adaptable to
many lobby sizes.
A connection to the outdoors and sunlight is important in
making a guest feel safe. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a
retractable glass ceiling maximize the amount of natural
light in the space. The lighting reinforces the lobby's
cleanliness and transparency that keeps guests feeling
connected without being physically close. ❙❘❚

Hotel Lobby Overall Plan

Hotel Lobby East Wall Elevation

Rendering Company: Genesis Studios

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