The HyCube was unveiled on the Harvest Terrace by the Eco Convergence Group, which is working to build the system at other hotels and restaurants.
The Marriott’s HyCube can hold between 15,000 and 25,000 plants on its vertical shelving towers. The plants are grown in a soil-free, contaminate-free and pest-free environment that also offers filtered air and water.
Thanks to a recirculating water system, the HyCube uses 90 percent less water than traditional farming creating organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO food in particular. The produce will be used at the hotel’s nine restaurants.
The scope of work consists of the renovation of an existing outdoor structure into an Indoor Hydroponics Facility. It included the addition of glass curtain walls, specialty water filtration system and ventilation. This project was very structurally intensive as modification of several different areas were needed to accept the new floor plans and elevations. This included review of the existing hollow core structure and design of new steel and coordination with the Glass wall vendor. The RGD team worked closely with the contractor to ensure we had the most economic approach.