Imagine steeping out of the arid heat of Dubai and immediately into a misty recreation of a tropical rainforest. The upcoming Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai (née The Rosemont Towers), designed by ZAS Architects, is planning to recreate a 75,000-square-foot man-made outdoor rainforest, allowing hotel guests to explore a drastically different climate in the middle of the UAE.
According to Curbed, the proposed attraction features true-to-life touches like an artificial beach, streams, and trees that spray a cool mist that water the other plants in the attraction. The newly-released renderings of the project reveal a very faithful reimagining of a real jungle environment. In the renderings, lush trees stretch into the sky as vines coil and drape around them. The verdant fauna is contrasted by the carefully placed walkways and bridges that allow guests to get an up-close look at their natural surroundings. According to press materials, there will also be “a sensory rain system [that] creates a 360-degree experience, simulating the sensation of being surrounded by rainfall without actually getting wet.” Thankfully, you won’t leave this rainforest drenched with rain and sweat.
Careful eyes can even spot what looks to be at least one dinosaur far in the background, giving us the impression that there will be elements of wonder and fantasy tied into the mostly realistic-looking attraction.
The hotel at large, the Rosemont Hotel & Residences Dubai, is a 47-story tower resort that consists of two towers that are connected with a five-story podium that accommodates 450 hotel rooms, a sky lobby, sky pool, and a number of lovely residential amenities. The hotel will be located off Sheikh Road in Al Thanyah First in Dubai. The Rosemont Hotel will comprise an area of around 13,000 square meters, while housing a total of 106,000 square meters.
“The architecture of the building will represent today, in a city where smart and chic structures have contributed greatly to the destination. The intention of creating an active frontage on Sheikh Zayed Road side is achieved by a common podium proportioning the towers over as a pedestal, as modernism dominates the design,” says the company. Zas Architects and Kieferle & Partner hope that the new development will become a prominent destination in the area.
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