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Songjiang Hotel, Songjiang, Shanghai, China

Wednesday 20 Dec 2006

Songjiang beauty spot hotel

Songjiang Hotel by Atkins in Songjiang, Shanghai, China
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09/12/12 jamie, lakeview
I love the concept of recycling! and this is recycling at the best!
16/11/12 Sue Ford, Texas, USA
So is this going to become a reality or is it just a magnificient work of art? Someone should be all over making this happen. What an opportunity. What a gueinus idea.
31/10/12 mohammed sayeed, hyderabad
what a beautiful hotel i never seen in dream also inshallah i will visit one day

thanks and best regards

mohammed sayeeduddin

18/07/12 dheeraj jindal, sirsa
i wish i would
spent 7 days in this beauty of shanghai
03/02/12 Muhammad Asim, Pakistan, Ismlamabad
its simply awsome...i wish i could ever visit this place and spend a night there...
09/03/11 Ken Sparkes, Sydney
When will this masterpiece open I want to make a booking.
Stunning use of an old " hole in the ground" and groud breaking design
12/10/09 abdullah musa abdul, kano
awesome. what a masterpiece to showcase critical regionalism
26/09/08 WillG, Falls Church, VA
I read an article about this called "China's Green Resort" at http://cleanerairforcities.blogspot.com/2008/09/chinas-green-resort.html

The article states that there is going to be a later article with an interview between the author and Atkins Design.

Now if China would just put more green roofs on buildings!
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Atkins has won an international design competition to design a five-star resort hotel set within a beautiful water-filled quarry in the Songjiang district close to Shanghai in China. Its stunning concept designs inspired by the natural water and landscape features of the quarry captured the imagination of judges to quash competition from two other international firms. The innovative design of the 400-bed resort hotel stands two levels higher than the rock face of the 100 metre deep quarry and includes underwater public areas and guestrooms. It will incorporate conference facilities for up to 1,000 people, a banqueting centre, restaurants, caf├ęs and sports facilities. Sustainability is integral to the design ranging from using green roofing for the structures above the ground level to geothermal energy extraction. 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.

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