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Ecocapsule, Bratislava

The original aim of the Ecocapsule project was a task elaboration for Andes Sprout Society 2009 competition. Even though the project did not win, due to a high public interest it was decided to bring it to life. The first prototype was smaller and had a retro look. In 2018, the 2nd model was designed – Ecocapsule ORIGINAL, which was improved in terms of design, functionality, and possibilities of use. However, the biggest changes were hidden beneath the surface – the solution of the electrical water supply system. In 2019, serial production of the Ecocapsule ORIGINAL – smart, self-sustainable micro-unit, which utilizes solar and wind energy and filters the collected water from a natural source, into clean water was successfully launched. It allows an off-grid accommodation in remote locations while maintaining a high level of comfort. The unique giant egg-like design minimizes energy losses and hollow walls filled with polyurethane foam protect against inhospitable weather.

Business model of the project
Ecocapsule is mobile, beautiful, smart, self-sustainable micro-unit, which utilizes solar and wind energy. It allows to our customers to stay in remote places out of reach of infrastructure, with the luxury of a hotel room. Currently, we offer Ecocapsule ORIGINAL and SPACE by Ecocapsule, which can be customized according to customer needs, and can become for example a cottage, pop-up hotel, mobile office, research station…
Our team has 22 members who are thrilled to be working on such a futuristic project, providing a high-quality customer service which is essential. Our target groups are quite diverse, so there are a lot of different demands. When it comes to the B2C segment, the main groups are campers, surfers, photographers, and skiers. And on the other hand, when talking about B2B segment, the main groups include hotels, eco-resorts, glamping resorts, and national parks. Our pricing starts at 49,900€ for SPACE by Ecocapsule and depends on the customisation option.

Credits

Authors
Tomáš Žáček, Soňa Pohlová, Matej Pospíšil, Dušana Lehotová

Investor/Owner
Ecocapsule Holding a.s.

Photos
company’s archive – Tomáš Manina, Adam Plesník, Katarína Selecká

Year of completion
2018-2019

Location
Bratislava, Slovakia

Total area
6.3 m2

Site area
could be located anywhere

Project Partners

Ecocapsule s.r.o., Hollen, UniLam

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