Sunday, 4 April 2010

Underground Five Star Hotel Placed Under a Former Golf Course London Hotel Buried Underground; to House More Than 200 Guests

It s not every day that we see hotels here at TFTS, but a five star
hotel in London that gets buried under a former golf course deserves our
attention. After all, we re talking about lots of technology involved
into making an underground house accept guests.This underground hotel
has been designed by ReardonSmith Architects and it could be build at
the Hersham Golf Club in Surrey, London. More than 200 guest rooms are
going to be placed under the former golf course and the whole hotel will
be covered with green grass to match the surroundings.
Matthew Guy, ReardonSmith s project designer said:
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.
The Hersham Golf Club is located in an area of woodland and the hotel
will respect that whole green area. Car parking will be placed
underground and a dedicated access road will be carefully planned to fit
in nicely with the actual landscape. The proposal also comes with
details about on-site re-vegetations which should make the hotel even
more appealing to the public.
The hotel will be made of two underground levels and guests will find
three rings of rooms waiting for them. Each ring will be built around an
800 m2 garden courtyards which will bring natural light into the rooms.
Public spaces and high quality restaurants will be found inside the
hotel but hidden from the human eye. The total area of the hotel and the
new golf club will be approximately 16,500 m2 if the project will be
chosen.
The underground hotel has been designed in order to preserve �the
essence of Green Belt amenity but also to improve it by the removal of
existing and highly visible buildings and hard standing parking zones �
according to Patrick Reardon, chairman of ReardonSmith.
What do you say, is mankind ready to live underground?
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