Even as other hotel and resort projects conceived and started in better times get scaled back, postponed or canceled, several luxe sites are not slowing down. via marketwatch [CM]
The brainchild of architect Giuseppe Tortato and Milano Layout, will turn an old mill into an innovative four-star hotel in the heart of Milan. The “carbon free” hotel will use only renewable energy technologies.
Sprawling over 13,000 square meters, the place will comprise 120 rooms, restaurant, lounge bar, gym, spa, conference rooms, hanging gardens, courtyard, garden and a roofed parking lot 3000 square meters in size. Chief attractions of this hotel will be its lovely green area and state of the art technology. The hotel will in fact feature a complex computer network, combining hospitality, technology and love and respect for nature.
Designer: Giuseppe Tortato
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Paris council has unveiled plans for a 50-story glass pyramid after voting to drop a ban on high-rise buildings.
Proposals for the Project Triangle, designed by Swiss architecture practice Herzog & de Meuron who designed the Olympic stadium in Beijing. The tower will have offices, a conference center, 400-bedroom hotel and restaurants and cafes. It will be surrounded by parks, gardens and shops. The building is planned to be around 590 feet high which will make the third highest building in Paris. The tower will run on solar and wind power and is set for completion in 2012.