PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
 
PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
dec 09, 2013

PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert

PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
all images courtesy of PLaT architects

 

 

 

situated in the chinese xiangshawan desert, ‘lotus hotel’ uses pioneering and innovative construction techniques, enabling the structure to seemingly float above the landscape. located between the major urban centers of baotou, hohhot and ordos, the hotel, designed by PLaT architects forms a resort which seeks to establish the area as a tourist destination.

 

 

PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
the resort in its desert environment

 

 

 

the hotel blends into its environment, forming another dune in the vast expanse of desert. the design uses prefabricated load-bearing panels, reducing the amount of pressure applied to its foundations: a lightweight solution without the need for concrete or water. the replicated triangular framework further strengthens the hotel’s form and is repeated throughout the scheme.

 

 

PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
aerial view of the site

 

 

PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
the hotel becomes another dune in the vast landscape

 

 

PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
the structure uses prefabricated panels to reduce the pressure applied to the foundations

 

 

PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
the pioneering structure is incredibly lightweight

 

 

PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
the hotel is intended to establish the area as a tourist desination

 

 

PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert
the hotel set against a wintery backdrop

 

 

project info:

 

project: lotus hotel
construction period: 2009-2013
client: XiangShaWan tourism
size: 30,700 sqm (330,452 sqf)

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