Figure-eight shaped hotel to open around PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Facility

Just three miles away from the Olympic stadiums, the hotel will be a hub of its own.

April 13, 2015 |
Figure-eight shaped hotel to open around PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Facility

The sprawling 317,460-sf site will host a variety of marine and mountain recreation facilities. Renderings courtesy Planning Korea

In preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Seoul-based firm Planning Korea unveiled an angular infinite-sign shaped seaside hotel to host visitors.

ArchDaily reports that in addition to the 946 hotel rooms offered, the building will also have condo units for sale. The main building will sit on a sprawling 317,460-sf site, which will host a variety of marine and mountain leisure facilities within the hotel’s complex.

Rooftop gardens are terraced throughout the structure, making the sloping sections of the building reminiscent of a traditional Korean hanok village. On the lower levels, restaurants and retail space will be interspersed, adding to the village atmosphere.

The hotel will only be 3.1 miles away from the Olympic stadiums and facilities, which are expected to be completed in 2016.

According to the firm, the hotel’s figure-eight form was inspired by the ecological structure of the plankton.

For more on the hotel, visit ArchDaily.

 

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