B E A C O N
This is a harsh environment. The lack of atmosphere, deadly radiation and extreme temperatures pose serious threaths to visitors.The concept of a beacon counterbalances these inhospitable conditions.
As a lighthouse marks a safe place in a stormy sea, towerlike structures offer a focusing point and a haven.
 
 I M P R E S S I V E V I E W S
From the top of the tall towers, visitors get an optimal view into the vast lunar landscapes surrounding then The image of Earth in the sky makes them aware of their link with Earth,
and - at the same time - the immense distance separating them from home.
 
E X E R C I S E
Lower gravity implies that your muscles deteriorate quickly if you don't exercise properly.
Vertical structures offer excellent exercise by means of stairclimbing.
 
D U P L I C A T I O N
When approaching the hotel, the image of Earth is captured between the two towers.
Duplicating the structure gives you the opportunity to get a view across 'to the other side',
 
T R A V E L L I N G
Hotel guests are considered 'travellers' instead of 'visitors' and are invited to travel up and down the structures,
from one tower to the other and exchanging the safety of the hotel for the thrill of the viewing platform outside the high end of both towers.
 
S A F E T Y
Compartimentalising is vital to assuring the safety of visitors and personnell.
For that reason, part of the structure is situated beneath the surface. Staff resides in the subterranean section, where exposure to radiation is virtually nil.
In case of emergency in one of the towers, people can be evacuated to the other tower which has sufficient facilities to function autonomously.
 
D I V E R S I T Y
Although they appear to be similar from the outside, the tower programs differ significantly.
One tower has a physically, and the other one a spiritually orientated program.
 
A L I E N A T I O N
Lower gravity and the absence of wind pressure allow the design of an alienating building and its spaces. The dimensioning of the building as a whole, as well as its constructive elements
(beams, levers, columns, ceiling height and staircases) could not be achieved on Earth. Moreover, the lack of cross-brenching structures would cause the building to tip over in Earthly circumstances. These constructions make you question the archetypes of space and design.
 
N I G H T & D A Y
Lunar days and nights last as long as 14 days on Earth. One month suffices to experience one entire day and night. The lack of sunlight during the long lunar nights should be compensated for.