Underwater Hotel under construction in Dubai
Currently under construction in Dubai, Hydro polis is the world's first underwater luxury hotel. It will include three elements: the land station, where guests will be welcomed, the connecting tunnel, which will transport people by train to the main area of the hotel, and the 220 suites within the submarine leisure complex. It is one of the largest contemporary construction projects in the world, covering an area of 260 hectares, about the size of London's Hyde Park.
This will be a hotel where those who do not dive - or do not even swim - can experience the tranquility and inspiration of the underwater world.
In order to enter this surreal space, visitors will begin at the land station. This 120m woven, semicircular cylinder will arch over a multi-storey building.
The upper storey of the land station house a variety of facilities, including a cosmetic surgical clinic, a marine biological research laboratory and conference facilities.
The world of science fiction becoming reality.
The shallow water hotel will be shaped as a bowl and will be positioned on the sea ground, according to Hofmann. The deep water version is floating in the sea with anchors on the ground.
The bowl will be constructed externally and then positioned on the location. It will then be emptied of the water and equipped with huge aquariums as an attraction for the guests. "At the shallow water hotel, guests are exposed to big fish tanks that contain controlled water and fish, since shallow water is muddy and not transparent. At the deep water hotel, visitors are looking directly into the sea.