Royal Caribbean Cruises Innovation Lab & Collaboration Center
The new Royal Caribbean Cruises Innovation Lab & Collaboration Center increases the pace of innovation for the company’s New Build department, which designs technologically advanced ships.
Virtual reality and collaborative workplace design are incorporated into the 20,000-SF facility, which is attached to the company’s PortMiami headquarters – where we also renovated 30,000 SF of office space. The design of the lab celebrates innovation with a curved building corner to call attention to the three-story virtual reality “cave,” which allows designers to inhabit a full-size representation of the spaces they are designing. Wearing virtual reality headsets, team members are immersed into those spaces through projectors that are positioned above, below and around an all-glass platform.
Because this facility is about pushing the speed of innovation, it came together quickly using design-build and lean methods. Early collaboration between the design and construction teams allowed schematic design through full occupancy to occur in just 10 months.
At a glance
High-tech cruise ship design lab
Rotunda features three-story virtual reality cave
Design-build and lean methods helped project complete in 10 months
FeaturesUnbuilt Award of Merit, Non-Residential
AIA Palm Beach
“The clarity and strength of the initial design sketch was riveting. The interior is striking and contemporary...”