The 250-room Mountain Hotel will be constructed in Guizhou, China, and will help purify the country’s polluted air.
Did you know? China – which has a population of 1.36 billion – is the world’s deadliest country for outdoor air pollution. According to the World Health Organization, one million people died from polluted air in 2012 alone.
To tackle this conundrum, the nation has mapped out a five-year plan to reduce carbon emissions and improve the quality of its air, which you can read about here. Additionally, inventors and architects are encouraged to develop eco-friendly innovations which might improve the state of the environment and, in effect, citizens’ quality of life.
One development worthy of attention is the Mountain Hotel project, which will be a 250-room hotel that, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, is beneficial for the environment. Inhabitat reports that the hotel is inspired by nature and is one of two popular vertical forest creations designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti (SBA).
The Mountain Hotel will be constructed in Guizhou, China for the Hong Kong-based Chachet Hotel Group. The designs (below) reveal that the magnificent structure will follow the same principles as the group’s previous projects. Its focus will be on sustainable architecture and as much greenery as possible will be installed to improve the quality of air around it.
SBA will design the building as a vertical ‘forest mountain’ in a region known as the Forest of Ten Thousands Peaks. The interior will be designed by local artist Simon Ma. In addition to 250 rooms, the hotel will offer amenities such as a gym, lounge, VIP area, bar, restaurant, and meeting rooms.
Already, China’s Guizhou region is listed as one of the “52 Places to Go in 2016” by The New York Times. For years, however, it’s been largely inaccessible to the public. Only after the government opened a $20 billion high-speed railway into the forested area has it begun to grow in popularity. Undoubtedly, this incredible vertical forest hotel is sure to draw even more visitors from afar.
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