Too bad it won`t be in Europe…

March 23, 2007 at 10:12 am | Posted in hotels, photo, project, unusual hotels | Leave a comment

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WATERWORLD, China. Hotel design project by Atkin`s Architecture Group (famous for Dubai building projects).

Set in a spectacular water filled quarry in Songjiang, China, the 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.

Mentioned by The Coolhunter and also here, here and on many other blogs.

If project will come to live it will be one of those hotels or resorts where people stay not because they need a place where to stay, but because of the hotel itself. It`s an adventure to sleep, dine or swim in such location. It`s something unseen and that`s what people want and like. They like to be surprised. That`s the reason why Europe has ice hotels, hotels in lighthouses and even one room hotel in harbour`s crane (Crane Hotel near Amsterdam, Netherland). More unusual hotels here.

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