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5 star hotel with underwater level

Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental - 5 star hotel with underwater level Songjiang, China

Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental – 5 star hotel in Songjiang, China

5 star hotel with underwater level
Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental, located in Songjiang, China, is the project winning entry of an international design competition. 5 star resort hotel within a large water filled quarry close to Shanghai. Green hill cascading down the rock face as a series of terraced landscaped hanging gardens. This spectacular 90m high cliff will be overlooked by the guest room access balconies and will contain restaurants and cafes at the base. The lowest level of the hotel will contain a water sports and leisure and spa complex with a swimming pool. An underwater level will house a restaurant and guest rooms facing a themed aquarium.

5 star hotel with underwater level

Chinese 5 star hotel in Songjiang

Above the ground level will be the main entrance lobby, conference facility for 1000 people, and a banqueting center. Also, a series of restaurants with views of the quarry, the extensively landscaped surrounding areas and waterfalls. In addition, an extreme sports center for activities. In particular, rock climbing and bungee jumping cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by lifts from the water level of the hotel.

According to promotional liflets, sustainability is high on the agenda in their design, ranging from utilizing green roof for the structures above the ground level to proposed geothermal energy extraction. Also intended to use photovoltaic solar panels and to utilize the solar heat energy within the tall ‘waterfall’ atrium. The project is currently in detailed design stage and the construction of the infrastructure has already commenced with completion planned before 2013.

Meanwhile the Intercontinental Hotels Group will operate the hotel, and it will be one of their flagship hotels in China. The winning architectural team includes Paul Rice, Hu Yali, Zhang Jian and Ding Fang from Atkins Shanghai led by Martin Jochman from Atkins in Bristol.

5 star hotel with underwater level

5 star hotel with underwater level

Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental – 5 star hotel in Songjiang, China

5 star hotel with underwater level

Located in Songjiang, China, Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental – 5 star hotel

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