A hotel for visitors to live and experience the local COMMUNITY.
TAO aims to redefine the role of hotels in Melbourne city by addressing local community housing demand. A hotel that provides exclusive temporary accommodations for tourists and integrates permanent accommodations for couples and small families in Melbourne’s Hoddle Grid. Envisioning this new hybrid model, the design offers a unique experience of the local culture and affordable housing that re-shape visitors and residents’ living experience. Thus, TAO is designed for genuine moments of local community by merging hospitality, housing and shared spaces which create engagement opportunities between visitors and residents throughout the building program.