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Old July 30th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #61
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Good job fellow countrymen! With hard work and creativity I'm damn sure we can build a fantastic China bit by bit!!!!

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Old August 2nd, 2007, 01:10 AM   #62
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I'm hoping this project will be considered.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 02:29 PM   #63
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surprise, surprise....
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Old August 14th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #64
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Anyone know anything about this? I mean are they going to do this or is it a dead proposal?
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Old August 15th, 2007, 03:45 PM   #65
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but I think that valley is so beautiful
it should not be damaged to build a hotel
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Old August 15th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #66
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The hotel is far more beautiful than the rock and mud in my opinion.

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Old August 17th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #67
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wow. just wow. The design is good, and looks like something out of sci-fi movies.
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Old August 17th, 2007, 08:40 AM   #68
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And i thought we ran out of ideas as to how to design our buildings, wow this this a great concept!
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Old August 17th, 2007, 11:10 AM   #69
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this project is truly spectacular.....epic design and epic setting, the idea of putting a building into an abandoned quarry reminds me of England's Eden Project.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 08:56 PM   #70
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The Quarry Hotel Update

Well... Thanks for some nice comments...So many questions so here is an update of where we are:

1 First things first - The concept has been designed by a British architect based in with assistance from a chinese architectural team...
I have lived in HK for few years and worked in Dubai and for past 5 years on projects in China (one of them - TEDA 'pile of boxes' towers.)

2 The amazing renderings were done by Crystal - 3D visualisation company in Shanghai and the wonderful team of Chinese architects in the Shanghai office of Atkins China contributed to the success of the project.

3 Site is near Songjiang - about 35Km from Shanghai city centre and well connected by road and rail transport.It is and established tourist destination with the She Shan observatory and other attractions.

4 Yes it will be built and the target completion has always been quoted as end 2009 .We are just about to restart the design development and detailed design.(should be any moment now). I have met with the client end September and everything is on track...

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Old October 9th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #71
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Thanx a lot for the information

btw can you take off that "next superpower" please, China does not believe in that
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Old October 9th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #72
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thx for the infos, and welcome to SSC
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Old October 9th, 2007, 11:26 PM   #73
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Crazy! I love it!!
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Old October 16th, 2007, 12:19 PM   #74
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Hotel To Open in 2010

1st underground five-star hotel to open in Shanghai

Shanghai plans to build the country's first underground five-star hotel in southeastern Songjiang District. The hotel will be located in a 100-meter-deep pit near Sheshan Hill.

The hotel, part of a development announced yesterday, will be built in an abandoned quarry beside Tianma Hill, which is about 10 kilometer away from Sheshan Hill, the Youth Daily reported today. Currently, there is a lake in the bottom of the quarry pit.

It will have two floors above sea-level while the remaining 19 floors will be lower than sea-level attached to the wall of the pit. It will have an underwater restaurant and cafe.

The story didn't explain if the underground rooms will have windows.

Expected to be open to the public by the end of 2010, the hotel will have more than 400 rooms. But all the rooms will be above the lake water level, the report said.

Construction designers said they will set up spa rooms, restaurants, and other entertainment facilities on the 18th underground floor while the 19th underground floor will be home to offices and luxury suites, the report added.

The top two floors will host the hotel lobby, conference facilities, restaurants, entertainment clubs and exhibition halls, the report added.

Along with the hotel, the development program includes a three-star hotel and four service apartment buildings around the Sheshan Hill area, the report said.

(Shanghai Daily October 16, 2007)
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Old October 16th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #75
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i hope i can visit this one at least for one time in my life
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Old October 16th, 2007, 09:29 PM   #76
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Strange... But unique and somehow fascinating for sure

Btw, doesn't that thing have a name yet?
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Old October 17th, 2007, 12:51 AM   #77
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Sounds really ambitious, and seems to be a really nice project. But I wonder if it is practical to build a hotel underwater. I think there are too many technical difficulties involved in this project.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 05:56 AM   #78
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Sounds really ambitious, and seems to be a really nice project. But I wonder if it is practical to build a hotel underwater. I think there are too many technical difficulties involved in this project.


The hotel is not underwater but at the edge of the pit/cliff.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 04:15 PM   #79
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The hotel has number of names: which have been used - originally we called the concept 'The Hanging Gardens Hotel' and it was also called 'The Waterworld' The operator is being signed up as we speak so the name may change again....

with regards to the underwater part of the hotel it is based on the reverse of the Aquarium technlogy utilising large acrylic windows inset into waterproof concrete structure as is done with large aquaria tanks. Depending on the depth and the size of the windows these can be upto 250mm thick.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #80
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this building started in OCT,2007!!!!
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