Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ark Hotel,China

It took just six days to build the Ark Hotel in Changsha, China. The finished building stood 15 stories and used prefabricated columns (the foundation was apparently already built). The hotel, made from all prefabricated materials with level 9 earthquake-resistant, sound-proofed and thermal-insulated. According to the video, no stationary cranes were used in construction and there wasn't single injury among the site's workers. This is the first building in human history which combines almost all environmental friendly, comfortable and secure elements. So, we call it Sustainable Building. 

The 15-story sustainable hotel already had its foundation but using pre-fabricated columns and modules as well as modern construction techniques, construction workers took just 46 hours to finish the main structural components and another 90 hours to finish the building enclosure. While the workers didn't work all through the night, they did work until 10pm each night. 

Of course, we don't know what the hotel is like on the inside (we can't seem to find a website for it) and we hope that they put some nice furniture in there too. But wouldn't it be cool if some hotels could be done this fast? 

Watch the video: 




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