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Aerotel

by A.Gorelov, Asadov Architectural Studio
Type:
project
Year:
2008
Location:
Russia

The project is an alternative for the man-made islands. It could be realized in any water area – from town lakes to the ocean seashores. The main advantages are: 1. Much less construction cost (in comparison with man-made islands) for the full recreation complex. 2. All the water territory under the structure stays free from total construction. 3. There are two levels for relaxation – on the water (with several ponds of fresh and sea water) and in the air (the hanging hotel with a “web park”) The construction consist of the ring membrane, stretched on arms and fixed on 3 supports, coming to the bottom. The arms structure forms a “web park” with pedestrian roads and some plants – some kind of “hanging gardens”. Inside the membrane there could be a hotel with cafes, restaurant and winter gardens. You could reach this hotel two ways – from water (by escalator along the support) or from sky – by airship (there are special mooring areas on the ring for them)