A dam good idea? Hotel, Shanghai, China by Atkins.
Text: Detail Daily
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.