'The project aims to boost growth in Europe through tourism architecture. The two tourism models, hotels and resorts, most implemented on the European coastline will be studied from innovation, integration and sustainability perspectives. A new architecture model based on customer and staff experience will develop more intelligent, competitive and sustainable opportunity elements.
Main project objectives:
1.Analysis, assessment and evolution of different types of tourism coastal architecture and transformation and repositioning processes for more competitive and sustainable tourism models.
2.Strategies for the creation and/or renovation of the tourism architecture based on an intelligent, sustainable and competitive European model.
3.Instruments for public institutions and SMEs to promote integrated governance towards more sustainable and intelligent tourism models, within the framework of European policies.
In order to achieve these objectives the following issues will be studied: a.Techniques and material design for green facades and comfort-improving technology services; b.Environment, public space and SMEs integration into change processes; c.Indicators and systems that reduce ecological footprint and environmental impact. For that, design analysis and architecture/urban simulation tools and technologies, geographical information systems, field operation techniques, qualitative and quantitative interviews will be used and statistical data will be produced.
The results will contribute to the transfer of methods and architecture techniques between outgoing and return institutions. The Research Associate position as offered by the institution will enable the researcher to extend his work with hospitality industry institutions and leaders in research projects.'