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Green Roofed London Hotel is Buried Underground

Posted By Evelyn Lee On February 12, 2011 @ 12:10 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | 6 Comments

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This five star hotel is going under – underground that is! Designed by ReardonSmith Architects [1]for a proposed development at Hersham Golf Club [2] in Surrey, London, this new subterranean hotel will pay its ultimate respects to London’s Green Belt by placing all 200+ guest rooms underneath it! The entire scheme is covered with a plush green roof that takes its cue from the surrounding countryside.

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In addition to the green integrated into the building, the proposal includes the addition of extensive on-site re-vegetation and re-organization of existing spaces (such as parking) that will actually leave the site even more eco-friendly than it is now.

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Matthew Guy, ReardonSmith’ [1]s project designer, states “Our concept integrates hotel, spa, and golf facilities into a single architecturally exciting and organic composition below and above ground. The design fulfills the requirements of the brief for a bespoke five star hotel while returning hard standing to the Green Belt and improving the physical layout and visual attraction of the entire site. It represents a commercially viable solution to developing in the Green Belt and is, we believe, a world-first.”

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Via Architecture News Plus [3]


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[1] ReardonSmith Architects : http://www.reardonsmith.com

[2] Hersham Golf Club: http://www.hershamgolf.com/

[3] Architecture News Plus: http://www.architecturenewsplus.com/news/163

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