India based architects, Sanjay Puri & Nimish Shah design in Dubai
The ETA Hotel at Dubai is a small boutique business hotel with 68 rooms, a restaurant and lounge bar, health club and a roof top pool.
The 75,000 sq. ft site is situated in a high-density commercial neighborhood in Dubai.
As a complete deviation from the existing buildings in the surroundings, the entire hotel is evolved from the abstraction of trapezoidal planes that constitute the outer skin of the hotel.
The trapezoidal planes fold out from 6.0mt high entrance lobby accentuating it, before undulating along all sides vertically upwards until it folds back creating a roof top heath club & pool area.
This concrete skin is punctuated by a graphical composition of geometric openings derived from an Islamic motif thus relating it to the city heritage while creating a unique sculptural form.