Songjiang Hotel, Songjiang by Atkins, Shanghai, China
The Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental, or Songjiang Shimao Hotel, is a unique hotel that is currently under construction in Songjiang, China, 30 miles from Shanghai. It is being built on the site of an abandoned quarry and, notably, features some rooms underwater.
The team for the architectural company, Atkins, comprises Paul Rice, Hu Yali, Zhang Jian and Ding Fang from the Shanghai office and is led by Martin Jochman from the company headquarters in Bristol. They will utilise green roofing, and intend to use the geothermal energy from the artificial lake to generate both... >>>