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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C
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This futuristic seaside resort has been inspired by plankton

The hotel in Korea has been designed for the 2016 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

CONSTRUCTION IS SET to begin on this hyper-futuristic seaside resort in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The structure has been designed by Seoul-based architect and artist group Planning Korea.

Surprisingly, the building’s distinctive ‘figure 8′ shape has been inspired by “little organisms living deep under the sea” and more specifically by the “ecological structure of the plankton” who move in a similar pattern while floating through the ocean.

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Stadiums currently under construction for the Olympic Games are located within 5 kilometres of the hotel. It is hoped that the hotel will be used by athletes travelling for the games in 2018.

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The hotel is also near to to the site where the Gangneung Danoje festival is held. The festival is held in May each year and celebrates the mountain deity. It is hoped that this festival, which is recognised by UNESCO, will also help to draw in future visitors.

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The hotel will be built with a elevated pool, half way up the building, and a ‘sky spa’ located on the roof. There will also be a number of low-level buildings to its front, constructed in the traditional Korean ‘Hanok’ style.

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