If you are tired of making visits to ordinary hotels offering array of facilities, then here is the sure spot destination to put an end to your hunt. Thanks to Atkins first for applying all his levels of imagination and erecting a magnum opus that has bagged an award in an international competition to design a five-star resort hotel located within gorgeous 100-meter profound quarry in the Songjiang district, near to Shanghai in China.
True, from the pictures featured here, the hotel almost looks unrealistically picturesque but it is all set to prove its reality feel on its completion by May 2009. The revolutionary concept is stimulated by the natural water and scenery featuring quarry, thereby arresting the wild thoughts of judges to nullify opposition from two other global firms. The excavation will shield it from the unexpected weather conditions and would cut down the energy requirement of the hotel. The complex would be equipped with restaurants, cafes, sport facilities including undersea public areas and guestrooms in addition to offering conference facility for up to 1,000 people. The inventive drawing of the 400-bed resort hotel positions two levels advanced than the rock face of the 100 meter deep quarry. Sustainability is essential to the design arraying from using green roof for the arrangement above the ground level to geothermal energy withdrawal. A marine theme runs through the structure both visually and functionally. Two submarine levels will accommodate a restaurant and guestrooms facing a ten-meter deep aquarium.
The lowly level of the lodge will house a leisure compound with a swimming pool and water-based sports. It also offers space for activities like rock climbing, bungee jumping and others.