Arup Associates Shortlisted for Five-Star Insect Hotel

2 June 2010 (Last Updated June 2nd, 2010 18:30)

Arup Associates has been shortlisted for a competition to design a five-star hotel for insects. The Beyond the Hive competition, run by British Land and the City of London Corporation, invited proposals to design an ecologically sustainable and creative insect habitat. The o

Arup Associates has been shortlisted for a competition to design a five-star hotel for insects.

The Beyond the Hive competition, run by British Land and the City of London Corporation, invited proposals to design an ecologically sustainable and creative insect habitat.

The other four shortlisted firms include Brookfield Europe and the Pinnacle team, Fisher Tomlin, Metalanguage Design and German Women in Property.

The hotels were designed to attract stag beetles, solitary bees, butterflies, spiders, lacewings and ladybirds.

The five shortlisted projects will now be built and the public and a jury will vote for the best scheme between 19 and 28 June 2010.

The hotels will be built at Bunhill Fields, West Smithfield, Postman's Park, St Dunstan's and Cleary Garden in London.

Two Golden Beetle awards will be given to the winner of the public vote and one to the jury winner during the London Festival of Architecture, according to bdonline.co.uk.