The creator, Emergent named this “Beijing National Hotel”. It will be the largest, the most abstract looking, and the most eco-friendly hotel in Beijing. Locate near the Beijing International Airport. Well, I never want to live at anywhere near an airport though, the aircraft is very disturbing when landing! Hope the creator had already taken this into consideration. So what else is so special about this hotel?
The building is 2.3 million square foot, composed by three volumetric rings, seems to signify the three different parts of this hotel.
It will include 1,500 rooms (Provides views of the city and the rainforest), international conference halls (Of course you know what is this used for), a 107,000 square foot indoor rainforest and a sky restaurant located at the highest level of the building (all direction of the view of the Beijing city).
The building enclosed by a double skin system where the outer layer is a weather break and the inner layer is the weatherproof enclosure, which creates a thermal buffer zone.
Its outer layer is made from a lightweight cable-net structure with many windows. Therefore, it allows a certain amount of natural light penetrated into the interior of the building and the rainforest. Within this layer, it embedded with system of solar thermal pipes and grey water capture grooves which hybridizes the base diamond pattern with a sporadic weaving pattern.