Architects and designers have been attempting to bring more of nature into the urban setting due to the ever growing push for sustainable and green living. Designed by WOHA architects, the Park Royal in Singapore is currently located in a business district, and flanked by Hong Lim Park and various apartment complexes.
The 12-story-tall hotel will feature six sky gardens overflowing with various types of plant life, a rain collection system, state-of-the-art recycling, solar energy, and a variety of sensors which allows it to run as environmentally efficient as possible. The interior uses a mix of natural lighting and materials that gives off an intimate and pure impression to the guests. Other highlights include a wellness space with a large pool inside it, and a spectacular panoramic view of the city in the Orchid Club Lounge on the top floor.
The Park Royal has been awarded both the BCA Green Mark Platinum, which is the highest rating for green buildings in Singapore, and the Solar Pioneer Award for successfully harnessing solar power as a reusable energy source for the hotel. We wouldn't be surprised if more designers follow WOHA's effort in bringing nature into big cities around the world.
via [Inhabitat battery nz]