2018 Winter Olympics, Planning Korea Designs Hotel
Futuristic infinity shaped hotel design unveiled ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics
Seoul based architects, Planning Korea, have unveiled their futuristic infinity shaped hotel design in preparation for the Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics 2018. Take a look…
As South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympics in the city of Pyeong Chang, Seoul-based architects, Planning Korea, unveil a futuristic design for a resort hotel to host the many anticipated visitors to the area.
The sweeping and reflective infinity shaped hotel is located in Gangneung in Eastern Korea, near a multitude of seaside and mountain tourist activities, and crucially it is just five kilometres from the Olympic stadiums and facilities in the area.
Architects at Planning Korea have revealed that the hotel’s unusual shape is inspired by the ecological structure of plankton, a key source at the bottom of the marine food chain. The twisted loops swoop to form the predominant circulation space of the structure, whilst also providing a substantial space frame upon which a glass facade will be mounted in the final stages of construction.
The resort hotel will boast a swimming pool that has been designed to suspend in a ‘belt’ that links the building’s dual cores. The design also lends itself to the proposed rooftop sky facilities, which will provide a unique vantage point from which to take in the surrounding landscapes. There will also be a few unites of private apartments within the building.
With every Olympics comes a new class of totally bonkers architectural offerings, and it’s safe to say the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be no exception. Seoul-based firm Planning Korea has designed a beachfront resort hotel to accommodate the many tourists expected to flock to PyeongChang for the event. Shaped like a giant infinity sign, the hotel also evokes a glassy, futuristic roller coaster.
Lucky tourists will find that the location is all beach on one side, mountains on the other. Garden terraces line the slopes, opening up to a large pool suspended in a “belt.” The terraces’ greenery enlivens the otherwise austere facade, and creates a stripy pattern that, if seen from above, might inspire the same sense of fear as, say, an aerial view of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Goliath. The roughly 317,460-square-foot building will have 946 rooms and will somehow be completed before 2018.
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The estimated budget for the games is US$3.9 billion, less than one-tenth of the $43 billion spent on the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games (Chinese: 第二十四届冬季奥林匹克运动会; pinyin: Dì Èrshísì Jiè Dōngjì Àolínpǐkè Yùndònghuì) and commonly known as Beijing 2022 (Chinese: 北京2022), is an international winter multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in Beijing and towns in the neighboring Hebei province in the People’s Republic of China.