Three years away to PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and Seoul-based architectures are putting together the design for a stunning seaside resort hotel, in PyeongChang, South Korea. With 946 rooms spread across 29,493-square-meters, the resort is within five kilometers (approx.) from the Olympic stadiums and facilities in the area, most of which will be ready by 2016.
A unique feature of the resort hotel will be its sweeping figure-eight form – a design that secures voids within the building to maximize the impression of spaces while offering maximum panoramic views of its beautiful surroundings. The concept of the project is a strip of ‘healing or recreation’ and the design takes inspiration from the organisms living deep under the sea and based on the ecological structure of the plankton.
The new resort will comprise of private condominiums, hotel rooms and a swimming pool suspended in the “belt” linking the building’s dual cores. The ground level will feature Korean traditional homes, known as Hanok. Architects Planning Korea hope to recreate such a village with modernized versions of the traditional typology with restaurants and retail outlets amidst them.
PyeongChang plans to use the resort recreational and healing facilities to attract meetings and conventions post the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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