Known for its numerous high-rise buildings and shopping malls, Dubai is no Doubt, a land of wonders and skyscrapers. The popular Middle East city is home to world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa, largest man-made islands – Palm Jumeirah and world’s largest natural flower garden – Dubai Miracle Centre.
Following the announcement of the opening of the world’s largest indoor theme park, Dubai’s latest ambitious project is a high-tech tropical rainforest built inside a skyscraper hotel.
The 7,000-square-meter rainforest will be part of the upcoming Rosemont Hotel and Residences Dubai, one of the properties under Hilton’s luxury independent brand Curio — A Collection by Hilton.
Expected to welcome its first guests in 2018, ZAS Architects are currently working on construction of the building while Dubai architects Kieferle & Partner are handling the design.
The outdoor rainforest will be located on the top level of the entertainment podium that connects the hotel and residential towers. The man-made element will have more than 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds, in the tree canopy high above a giant aquarium full of exotic fish.
The interior mimics the humid environment of a typical rainforest complete with adventure trails, sandless beach, splash pool, waterfalls, streams and rainforest cafe. There will also be a “prehistoric Jurassic-inspired marsh” and various technological features for regulating atmospheric condition.
The Rosemont Hotel and Residences Dubai will feature non-essentials like an indoor bowling alley, robotic luggage handlers, a trampoline park, and a glass-bottomed sky pool that lights up at night like a starry sky. The complex consists of two 53-story-high towers including a 448-key hotel and a 280-room.
Images by Plompmozes, Design by ZAS Architects