Finalist, Radical Innovation in Hospitality, Worldwide Competition

Concerned with the United States’ dying mall phenomenon, weetu took on the problem of these vast uninhabited eyesores by developing a concept that would revitalize them for use by local community members and travelers. Turning these empty shells into hospitality hubs, weetu’s concept, Trespass: “a wanderer’s hotel,” articulated a complete experience for the new mall’s visitors, inviting them to wander, walk on the grass and sit on things not exactly resembling furniture. The concept included: a restaurant (picnic); a community space (park); interior design elements integrating the encroachment of weeds and other plant material (greenbox); a transition area between private and social spaces (hitch); and hotel room designs (caburbans).