Only one year ago this concept, imagined by Compaan and Labeur vzw, won a creative competition in Antwerp.
Compaan and Labeur then decided to join forces with One Small Step and Achilles Design to apply for the innovation scholarship CICI 2014, powered by Flanders DC and IWT. The concept of our Honeycomb Hotel was selected as one of the 16 projects and began a full year of development, prototyping, and testing.
These prototypes were soon followed by a full scale, functional wooden B-and-Bee. In order to meet all the requirements and the specific needs of all the stakeholders, the team was in constant consultation with security agencies, festival organizations and urban services. B-and-Bee can be setup quickly, anywhere and using only a very small footprint. It’s not only designed for remote campsites, but meant for the middle of the action as well. Each cell has luggage storage, a locker, a light, and a power supply. The cozy king size bed can also be easily transformed into a comfortable lounge seat.
Fall 2014 will be used to finalize the technical drawings and kick-off mass production to be ready for the festival season 2015.
Design: Compaan and Labeur vzw
In collaboration with: One Small Step and Achilles Design
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