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A dam good idea? Hotel, Shanghai, China by Atkins.

Images: Atkins.

Proposed for an abandoned quarry near Shanghai, the British firm Atkinshave designed this hotel that will dramatically cling to the steep wall of a disused quarry. The lower floors, containing restaurant and aquarium, will actually be underwater.

The hotel will have 400 rooms and energy is produced by geothermal means. A waterfall is proposed to cascade over the cliff-like façade.

The configuration of the building is reminiscent of a great dam, producing hydro electric power. They tend to be set In places of great beauty. Perhaps combining the two will produce a new and interesting archetype.

Source: Daily Mail.

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