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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
WORLD ARCHITECTURE / WHAT’S OPPOSITE OF A SKYSCRAPER?
Welcome to the pit of luxury.
Just opened Shanghai Wonderland InterContinental Hotel,
20 miles south of Shanghai, China, is easily the first luxury hospitality
palace built in a hole in the ground, a quarry to be exact.Built by Studio JADE+QA in association with British
firm Atkins, behind the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, the Chinese"pit
hotel," offers 330+ room on 18 floors.Open since November 2018, nightly room prices start at 4600+ in CNY currency or
in US$ (about $680.)
Earthscraper or groundscaper as it has been billed in the media took more than
ten years to build on the side of a rock quarry.Photos by the architect and or the hotel.