Beijing’s Massive National Hotel will House a 107,000 Square Foot Indoor Rainforest

by , 06/23/11

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The hotel’s luxurious interiors will have the capacity for a record-breaking 1,500 rooms, many with views to the inside and outside spaces. There are also planned spaces for international conference halls, hotel service areas, the top restaurant and a very large and luscious rainforest, which will be protected by anti-corrosive ETFE plastic domes (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene).

Emergent is a renowned digital design office based in Los Angeles driven by biology and mathematical calculations within a context of contemporary design. The company’s principal, Tom Wiscombe, was named one of the “top 20 architects in the world who are making the future and transforming the way we work” by ICON Magazine, 2009.

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