Skyscraper in the shape of a tulip may turn next tourist spot in London
The 305-meter-high building project was designed by Foster & Partners and houses a restaurant, bar and teaching space
A building with futuristic touches and tulip shape may be London’s new skyscraper in a project created by the Foster + Partners architecture office and funded by the J. Safra Group.
Named The Tulip, the bill was presented to the City of London Corporation – responsible for managing the British capital’s financial center – last week. If approved, the plan should come off the paper in 2020 and work should be completed by 2025.
According to the office, the 305-meter-high building would be built next to The Gherkin, another skyscraper, and would house cultural spaces.
One of the main activities would be a teaching facility with 20,000 free vacancies per year for children in public schools in London.
In addition, the building would have viewing galleries with suspended bridges, internal glass slides, and sidewalk walkways. In the photos, these structures resemble dew.
Complementing the experience, the group plans a sky bar and restaurants with 360-degree views of the city.
First underground hotel in the world opens in China
There were 12 years of construction and $286.9 million invested in an abandoned quarry
Built in an abandoned quarry, 88 meters deep, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel (or Deep Pit Hotel, as it is also known) in the Songjiang district of China, opened for guests this Friday (16).
It is considered the deepest hotel in the world.
the Hotel, which took 12 years to build and had a cost of $ 287.9 million, is signed by the British office Atkins.
The Chinese megacity has 18 floors, of which 16 are below ground, two of which are completely submerged by a lake that occupies the rest of the large quarry well.
There are 336 very luxurious accommodations with curved balconies where guests can enjoy views of the waterfalls coming out of the surrounding cliffs and the clear glass waterfall built in the center of the hotel.
In China’s historic city, a bridge is revitalized with plants and LED
Project signed by Brut Deluxe studio is part of a plan to increase tourism in the region
Anjuzhen is one of the few “ancestral cities” of China, part of ancient regions that remain almost unchanged by the progress and modernity that takes over the country. Located about 70 km from Chongqing, it can be considered a museum city, with few inhabitants, but many tourists – who visit but do not even stay for a night in the place.
In order to solve this problem and stimulate more frequent tourism in the region, the Brut Deluxe-based studio in Madrid and Munich was invited to visit Anjuzhen and develop three projects that bring a new face to buildings that date back to the 1970s. are in accordance with the historical profile of the city. Like the QuanXi Bridge, for example.
At 210 meters long and 28 meters high, the bridge stretches over the Qiongjiang River and is composed of two concrete decks connected by vertical pillars. The structure, which was previously cold and colorless, should become a tourist spot thanks to simple interventions: a large variety of plants and a new painting with a pink camouflage pattern that will color the bridge until the vegetation occupies it in its entirety.
“The structure easily supports the extra loads and the mild and very humid local climate will benefit the growth of the plants, even in poor conditions”; explained the designer.
To complete, at night, a lighting system with thousands of LED lamps, which must ascend and erase according to the climatic conditions, will transform the landscape into a kind of enchanted (and brilliant) forest, and ensure that it is a view from several other points of the city.
The world’s first ship tunnel
A 1.7-kilometer project costing $ 270 million links two fjords of the Stad Peninsula in Norway
Meet the world’s first ship tunnel!
What seemed impossible to the forerunners of the project in the 1870s is now a reality.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration presented the images of the first tunnel for ships, a project linking the fjords of the Stad Peninsula in Norway. The construction would not only shorten the route of the navigators but would also prevent navigation in waters known as the most dangerous in the region.
The project signed by the Snøhetta architecture office provides a tunnel 1.7 km long, 36 m wide and 49 m high, to enable the passage of any type, from freighters to luxury cruises, at a cost of US $ 270 million.
With walls and arches covered with cut stones, to ensure optimum support, the construction was developed in partnership with Olav Olsen, consultant, and engineer of Norconsult.
To ensure efficiency, routes have been developed that guide ships during the crossing, and serve as a catwalk for passengers and crew in case of evacuation. Lights at the entrances and small points along the way light the way so there are no accidents.
The construction of the first tunnel for ships in the world is in the approval phase and if there is a government release, the works begin in early 2019.