It will incorporate conference facilities for up to 1,000 people, restaurants, cafés, sports facilities and a banqueting centre. Sustainability is integral to the design ranging from using green roofing for the structures above the ground level to geothermal energy extraction.
Atkins has won an international design competition for this a five-star resort hotel located in the Songjiang district near Shanghai.
An aquatic theme runs through the design both visually and functionally. Two underwater levels will house a restaurant and guestrooms facing a ten-metre deep aquarium. The lowest level of the hotel will contain a leisure complex with a swimming pool and water-based sports.
An extreme sports centre for activities such as rock climbing and bungee jumping will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from the water level of the hotel.
One Draw back is that there is only one side of the hotel and that the other is facing hillside, limited usage of light and space.
It is innovative, bold and design injected with new concepts for a resort Hotel!