Songjiang Hotel – Paradise set in a Deep Quarry

March 4th, 2011 | Tags:

Its developments like this that make us love what we do – write about off beat property developments.

Songjiang hotel is a jaw dropping highly innovative design of a 400-bed, five-star resort hotel set in a lush deep, water-filled quarry in the Songjiang district of China (close to Shanghai). This impressive concept conceived by Bristol based Atkins Design Studio, was inspired by the natural water and landscape features of the quarry it is to be set in.

The structure’s foundation would be laid into the 100 metre deep quarry and sprout out two levels higher than the rock face of the quarry.

This would enable it afford several underwater public areas, restaurants and guestrooms facing a ten-metre deep aquarium, that would present an enviable aquatic design theme both visually and functionally.

Whilst the hotel’s lowest level will contain a leisure complex with a swimming pool and water-based sports facilities, the highest level over the quarry accessible by special lifts from the water level would be a venue of an extreme sports centre for activities such as rock climbing and bungee jumping.

Other facilities would include a conference hall to accommodate up to 1,000 people, restaurants, cafés, sports facilities & a banqueting centre.

What tops the icing on the cake for us are its green credentials; Songjiang hotel would use green roofing on its structures above ground level and also use geothermal energy.

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