As South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympics in the city of Pyeong Chang, Seoul-based architects, Planning Korea, unveil a futuristic design for a resort hotel to host the many anticipated visitors to the area. 

The sweeping and reflective infinity shaped hotel is located in Gangneung in Eastern Korea, near a multitude of seaside and mountain tourist activities, and crucially it is just five kilometres from the Olympic stadiums and facilities in the area.

Architects at Planning Korea have revealed that the hotel's unusual shape is inspired by the ecological structure of plankton, a key source at the bottom of the marine food chain. The twisted loops swoop to form the predominant circulation space of the structure, whilst also providing a substantial space frame upon which a glass facade will be mounted in the final stages of construction. 

The resort hotel will boast a swimming pool that has been designed to suspend in a 'belt' that links the building's dual cores. The design also lends itself to the proposed rooftop sky facilities, which will provide a unique vantage point from which to take in the surrounding landscapes. There will also be a few unites of private apartments within the building. 

Seoul

Seoul

Seoul

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