Up, down, underground

You’ve seen the skyscraper hotels, hotels built on cliffs and those with vertical gardens.   How about an underground hotel?

A British engineering firm Atkins proposed an extravagant design for a five-star hotel located deep within a 100-meter, abandoned and half flooded pit near the base of Tianmashan Mountain in the Songjiang District of Shanghai.

For budding Bilbo Bagginses?

[H/T Chuckles and Leenks]

9 Responses to “Up, down, underground”

  1. A K Haart November 5, 2012 at 14:46 Permalink

    What if someone leaves a tap running overnight? Will it fill up?

  2. Bill November 5, 2012 at 14:53 Permalink

    That river or canalised river is a tad close to the edge is it not?

  3. macheath November 5, 2012 at 15:06 Permalink

    They do seem to have a touching faith in the pit remaining only half-flooded.

  4. Mark November 5, 2012 at 15:09 Permalink

    Are those yachts on the lake? Not much wind there i reckon

  5. James Higham November 5, 2012 at 15:53 Permalink

    Good points all.

  6. CherryPie November 5, 2012 at 17:26 Permalink

    If it rains heavily that is an accident waiting to happen!!

  7. Sniper November 5, 2012 at 19:31 Permalink

    Who owns the movie rights?

  8. James Higham November 5, 2012 at 21:56 Permalink

    Cherie – could be fun.

    Sniper – whoever has also bought the earth explosives.

  9. Steve Hayes November 7, 2012 at 02:05 Permalink

    Never mind the tap – what about that waterfall?

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