Architect unveils spectacular plans for an eco-friendly hotel in Luxembourg

Mail Online | 9/11/2018 | Phoebe Weston For Mailonline
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An architect has unveiled plans for a spectacular new eco-friendly hotel featuring a chrysalis 'solar dome' that is designed to create enough energy to power the entire building.

The giant dome, which sits atop the roof and extends down into the building itself, has the potential to create over 70,000 kWh of energy a year which is 18 times more than the average household uses in the UK.

Project - Hotel - Postes - Post - Office

The project titled 'Metamorphosis of the Hotel des Postes' is intended to transform the old post office and hotel in Luxembourg City into a modern, self-sufficient, building, which will also be used for office space.

The dome forms a glass chrysalis structure that will have six floors including an exit to the sky garden - equipped with vegetable patches and organic fruit orchards.

Area - Metres - Building

The done has a surface area of 800 metres squared and extends into the building.

The hotel, which will include bars, restaurants and a 360-degree viewing platform, will also be connected to 20 rooftop wind turbines to increase the renewable energy intake by 15,000 kWh a year.

Designs - Vincent - Callebaut - Plans - Hotel

The incredible designs were created by award-winning architect Vincent Callebaut, who was asked to come up with plans to redesign the hotel which was built in 1908.

Mr Callebaut, who is based in Paris, said: 'Metamorphosing is turning the caterpillar into a butterfly.

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