Opened underground Songjiang InterContinental hotel near Shanghai
• Opened underground Songjiang InterContinental hotel near Shanghai
Celestial has once again surprised by his extravagant designs and makes the whole world to talk about themselves. Recently opened a grand hotel that goes under the ground almost 90 meters, because it is built into the steep wall of the old abandoned quarry. Despite the fact that all the experts say that such a project is contrary to all norms and principles of the construction, the hotel has been featured in many categories and named the most eco-friendly hotel in the world.
Absolutely unique and wonderful project of the British firm Atkins decided to realize the Chinese. Upscale company a few years, experts have developed the design quite unusual and even an extravagant five-star hotel, which would not have wanted to up, but quite the contrary - left under the ground and under water.
This extraordinary project was the biggest surprise for China itself and for the world. Leading experts have argued that this plan can not be implemented due to the fact that it is contrary to all the rules and regulations of construction. But the Chinese would not have achieved such heights, if it were not able to take risks and not try to do the impossible.
Of course, embodied in the life of such an incredible both for understanding and for all sorts of laws and draft rules of physics, required huge costs, but the result was worth it. Over 12 years of tremendous efforts a huge team of builders, architects, engineers and designers of the most progressive countries in the world introduced the world to his incredible hotel, which cost her $ 290 million.
This unusual hotel Songjiang InterContinental appeared in the vicinity of Shanghai, where there was an abandoned quarry mining granite. Given that at the bottom of the pit is always accumulated groundwater, it was decided not to dry it, and vice versa - the maximum permissible fill with water.
This turned out to make two floors under water, one of which is located a seafood restaurant with large panoramic windows, behind which you can watch breathtaking underwater world. Another placed under special luxury apartment with a fantastic underwater scenery outside the window.
All in all, this hotel has 18 floors. 16 of them is located below ground level, and only two rises above the surface.
Even the roof was able to tap on it is a huge park, which occupies 3000 square meters, serving original decoration and beautiful holiday destination, as well as additional protection of the premises from the effects of weather conditions. The total area of the complex 428 200 sq. meters.
This could create not only 336 rooms, but also a huge number of recreation areas.
The creators managed to use its unusual location and the surrounding landscape to the full, organizing the incredible entertainment for active guests: rock climbing, bungee jumping, water sports ...
And most importantly, this project provided not only to create maximum comfort, but also developed a special concept of energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. The entire hotel complex uses only geothermal and solar energy, and for the preservation of water resources are used special technology for the processing and recovery of natural water.