The concept of Flotation Power is primarily based around salt and its sustainable uses. Flotation Power uses saltwater as an electrolyte to generate electricity for nightime lighting and as an integral ingredient for flotation therapy. The programme of flotation informs the architecture by requiring a cocoon-like environment with salty, skin-temperature water in which to float, sheltered from the harsh elements, this is provided by natural salt formation.
Flotation therapy offers health benefits. It is well known that relaxing sleep in bed is essential to good health and often the best way to recover from stress and illness. Floating in a flotation therapy tank is even more relaxing. The deep relaxation state achieved allows the body to recover from stress, provides pain relief, stimulates blood flow and releases natural endorphins. It is a mental and physical relaxation therapy. This installation also deals with the issue of sustainable energy generation, so rather than bringing electricity generators to the site it uses a natural resource sourced from the site = saltwater.