WIT Press


Ecology For The Architecture Of Large Hotel Spaces

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC140071

Volume

142

Pages

12

Page Range

69 - 80

Published

2014

Size

728 kb

Author(s)

J. Jablonska, E. Trocka-Leszczynska

Abstract

In contemporary hotels, the handling of large groups of customers requires specific architectural solutions in order to provide comfort, safety, hygiene and health protection. These solutions (later) affect the form and function of the whole building. Moreover, as the aspect of multifunctionality of large spaces increasingly gains importance, the choice of accurate materials and technologies, both in terms of general construction requirements and interior finishing, becomes more difficult. The presented research was focused on providing solutions for hotel’s public spaces, such as: restaurants, cafés, banquet and conference halls, meeting rooms, exhibition spaces, lobbies, etc. Furthermore, the scope of the studies covered architectural acoustics, high visibility, optimal microclimate and materials’ safety. It is only with such a full subject overview that we can talk about ecology in the design of large hotel spaces.

Keywords

large hotel spaces, ecology in architecture, ecological building materials