With every Olympics comes a new class of totally bonkers architectural offerings, and it's safe to say the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be no exception. Seoul-based firm Planning Korea has designed a beachfront resort hotel to accommodate the many tourists expected to flock to PyeongChang for the event. Shaped like a giant infinity sign, the hotel also evokes a glassy, futuristic roller coaster.
Lucky tourists will find that the location is all beach on one side, mountains on the other. Garden terraces line the slopes, opening up to a large pool suspended in a "belt." The terraces' greenery enlivens the otherwise austere facade, and creates a stripy pattern that, if seen from above, might inspire the same sense of fear as, say, an aerial view of Six Flags Magic Mountain's Goliath. The roughly 317,460-square-foot building will have 946 rooms and will somehow be completed before 2018.
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