A competition to design a five-star hotel complex in Munich, Germany, has been won by Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.
The 40,000m² hotel's design will be reflective of architectural characteristics of Munich.
The hotel's ground floor will be in the arcade style, offering guests semi-public spaces, Schmidt Hammer Lassen said.
Two new urban plazas featuring golden vaults at the north and south of the building, will serve as entry points into the hotel and conference centre.
The design will add 300 hotel rooms equipped with bathrooms and private spa-rooms with ample daylight throughout while the building façades will feature vertical lamella and will have an open ground floor.
Construction will begin in 2012 and be completed in 2014.