|Client||Vastint Hospitality B.V.|
IKEA are bringing their formidable expertise in providing good quality design at extraordinarily efficient prices to the budget hotel market.
In collaboration with Marriot a new hotel brand 'Moxy' has been created as the American giants entry to the UK budget market.
The flagship 297 key hotel consists primarily of rooms constructed solely of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) quite literally stacked and slotted together to create bedroom volumes akin to the flat pack nature typical of IKEA furniture.
The external architecture is derived from the construction methodology of the interior with lightweight cladding to the CLT rooms and heavy precast stone facades located to reflect the traditionally constructed stair cores and bespoke corner rooms.
Sustainability is integral to the design process, while remaining within the constraints of the predetermined budget, careful material choices uphold aesthetic preferences but also aid in achieving a LEED ‘platinum‘ environmental performance rating.