Shanghai Fish, a commercial and residential development around a fish-shaped lake in Nanqiao New Town, will have a five-star hotel designed by Gensler, an American design and architecture firm based in San Francisco.
The hotel, about 39,900 square meters in floor area and 18 meters high, resembles a flowing stream. Guests will feel they are staying close to nature.
Gensler is the same company that designed the world's second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, and it has won numerous awards for its green and bold designs.
Shanghai Fish has a land area of 8.74 square kilometers surrounding an artificial lake. The whole development will cost 40 billion yuan (US$5.8 billion) and feature a waterside resort, water park, shopping mall, yacht marina and facilities for exhibitions and conferences.