InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland : Shanghai
Slated to open in fall 2018, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland will be carved into the edge of a former quarry and set among waterfalls. The property will have two underwater floors with guest rooms you can reserve. Other planned features include a glass-bottom walking bridge, a rock climbing wall, a glass-walled aquarium and a restaurant.
the ‘shimao wonderland intercontinental’ by global practice atkins is currently under construction within a water-filled quarry near shanghai in songjiang, china to rejuvenate the currently depleted man-made landscape. the 17-storey structure stands 2 floors above the ground while the majority of the combined resort and business hotel is set into the 80 meter deep void, along a rockface. the elevated entrance begins as a glass encased river which then cascades over the cliff edge into a metaphorical waterfall, containing the building’s vertical circulation paths. branching from the elevator core, guests may access two wings leading to rooms. the thermal mass of the stone will serve to stabilize the temperature of the internal environment, reducing energy requirements