Tate Harmer Reveals Hotel Design for Eden Project
London-based architecture firm Tate Harmer has revealed renderings for a hotel to join the Eden Project ecological park in Cornwall, England. The hotel will house 109 suites, a restaurant, and two classrooms. Construction on the $10.9 million hotel is set to begin later this year. It is scheduled to open in 2018.
With an emphasis on sustainability, the structure will be crafted with locally sourced materials. The hotel, clad with timber and stone blocks, will be spread across three- and four-story volumes each linked by a central axis that will include a green public space. Stone cladding will be featured on the lower level, while wooden poles will be included on the upper stories to harmonize with the natural environment, first developed by Grimshaw Architects in 2001 atop a former clay pit.
Tate Harmer is also conceiving plans for a second Eden Project in Qingdao, China.