Artificial rainforest coming to Dubai hotel courtesy of ZAS Architects

 The faux-rainforest will be located at The Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai.

August 29, 2016 |

Rendering courtesy of ZAS Architects

The mirabilia of Dubai seem to get bigger and more fantastical with each passing year: massive skyscrapers, a Bugatti on every corner, and now this, a hotel with a 75,000-sf manmade outdoor rainforest.

The rainforest will be located at the new $550 million Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai, designed by ZAS Architects, and will feature a beach, stream, and trees that spray mist to water the other plants.

As Curbed.com reports, the rainforest will feature a “sensory rain system.” This system will allow guests to walk through the rainforest and provide the sensation of being in the middle of a rainstorm, but without having to actually get wet. Additionally, the designers have even found a way to make the experience even more authentic by adding humidity through the use of stored recycled water.

And remember, because this is Dubai, a large, manmade rainforest in the middle of a desert is not quite spectacular enough. That’s why there will be a prehistoric Jurassic-inspired marsh section, complete with at least one life-size replica dinosaur.

 

Rendering courtesy of ZAS Architects

 

Rendering courtesy of ZAS Architects

 

Rendering courtesy of ZAS Architects

 

Rendering courtesy of ZAS Architects

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