A More Plausible Underwater Hotel
We mentioned this hotel last week in our PM Linkage but we decided that it really deserves a closer look.
The Cool Hunter reported that the Atkin's Architecture Group was the winner of an international design competition with their resort hotel complex that is built within a natural water-filled quarry in Songjiang, China.
[T]he 400 bed resort hotel is uniquely constructed within the natural elements of the quarry. Underwater public areas and guest rooms add to the uniqueness, but the resort also boasts cafes, restaurants and sporting facilities.
The lowest level runs with the aquatic theme by housing a luxurious swimming pool and an extreme sports center for activities such as rock climbing and bungee jumping which will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from the water.
We actually think this is a more plausible hotel design than some other underwater hotel designs like Hydropolis. No word on when or if this thing will actually be built.