Asian architectural firm Platt has designed this stunning Xiangshawan Desert Lotus Hotel in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. Architects have used the traditional Chinese idea of ”Zhen”, which is simply put, the art of repetition of the same elements. Tapered square white tents, rotated at an angle of 45 degrees are linked together in a circular formation. Rotation generates a square triangles. Based on the structure, shading and wind, the architects integrated the function, form and landscape, resulting in the shape of a lotus flower.
Hotel aims to be an example of sustainable tourism in the desert, through networks that generate electricity and running water in his self-contained system for the provision and operation of the building. The resort offers its guests authentic Mongolian performances and fare, camel rides, desert surfing as well as an open-top bus tour of the Xiangshawan Desert.