Luxury, plant-covered hotel unveiled for site near the River Seine

Kengo Kuma is designing the hotel, which will feature a large garden and a plant-covered façade. 

June 29, 2017 |

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates

Designing buildings with facades that are covered in plants is becoming one of the most popular ways for architects to incorporate more greenery into urban landscapes. Agora Garden, Garden HillThe Plant, and the forest cities concept are just a few of the recent designs to put an emphasis on integrated greenery. Recently, a new plant-covered hotel design, courtesy of Kengo Kuma, was added to that transmogrifying list.

According to Dezeen, the luxury hotel, dubbed 1Hotel, will feature a façade composed of wooden blocks with a triangular profile that will be arranged vertically across the exterior of the building. Gaps will be left for plants to grow between and metal panels will be included in some spaces to reflect sunlight. Balconies will be found behind the wooden blocks on the side of the building facing the street.

 

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates.

 

A large garden will be included at the center of the hotel complex, set between the main hotel building and the separate youth hostel. The hotel’s walls will be staggered around the central garden to create a series of large terraces and a swimming pool.

 

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates.

 

The hotels amenities will include sports facilities, business incubators to the gardens, a restaurant, a co-working space, and, unsurprisingly, a roof terrace.

 

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates.

 

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates.

 

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates.

 

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates.

 

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates.

 

Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates.

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