PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics to Open a Figure-Eight Shaped Hotel

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

Seoul-based architecture firm Planning Korea recently unveiled their design for a beachfront resort hotel that will host visitors during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Shaped like a giant infinity sign (or the “ecological structure of a plankton,” according to the firm), the futuristic hotel offers 946 rooms and sprawls across a 29,493-square-meter site in the city of Gangeung.


Tourists will be able to enjoy seaside activities on one side of the hotel and mountain activities on the other, according to Arch Daily. Rooftop gardens line the slopes of the building and opens up to an outdoor swimming pool suspended in a “belt” linking the building’s dual core.

figure eight aerial


On the ground level, Planning Korea plans to intersperse restaurants and shops in order to create a village atmosphere. The resort will also be situated just 3 miles away from the Olympic stadiums and facilities. How South Korea plans to complete construction of the gigantic hotel before 2018 is a mystery.



The PyeongChang Winter Olympics is scheduled to take place from Feb. 9 through Feb. 25, 2018. This will be the first Winter Olympic Games to be hosted by South Korea.


All images via Planning Korea