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ADP
04-16-2007, 08:51 PM
For those of you wishing for a DVC at the Contemporary this might make your day. Found this on another site.

http://www.screamscape.com/assets/images/db_images/db_Contemp_DVC_Wing_art1.jpg

I'mNoPrince
04-16-2007, 08:57 PM
That does look nice it will so overshadow CR.

nbodyhome
04-16-2007, 09:09 PM
I don't really like the look from the artwork...reallly large, it reminds me of an apartment complex.

jjohnson
04-16-2007, 09:19 PM
:thumbsup2
Count us in!!!

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
04-16-2007, 09:24 PM
Looks like a very interesting design.

robinb
04-16-2007, 09:25 PM
Oh yeah! We have $$ left for CRV! It looks great :).

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
04-16-2007, 09:30 PM
I forgot to say that this picture of what the building might look like is only more proof that this will be a DVC building and not just a building called Magic Kingdom suites as others have thought.

CanadianGuy
04-16-2007, 09:58 PM
Over on the ScreamScape site there is on additional view I haven't seen before..

I like this design.. and if they ever did the south wing up the same way.. WOW.. that would look really sharp in my opinion.

I'm sure others will disagree.. But.. that's why Disney offers so many choices.

Knox

bavaria
04-16-2007, 10:00 PM
I forgot to say that this picture of what the building might look like is only more proof that this will be a DVC building and not just a building called Magic Kingdom suites as others have thought.

:confused: how on earth does an artist's rendering of a building confirm this? are you seeing something that I am not seeing in that picture? could you please share how this picture confirms that it is DVC :confused:

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
04-16-2007, 10:03 PM
:confused: how on earth does an artist's rendering of a building confirm this? are you seeing something that I am not seeing in that picture? could you please share how this picture confirms that it is DVC :confused:What I mean is since DVC at the Contemporary has not been officially announced, the picture of what the building what look like leads me to believe that it will be a DVC building. I have read some posts where others believe it won't be a DVC building, but a building that would be called Magic Kingdom suites or something. However since the DVC coming to the Contemporary rumour has been out there for 2 years or something, this picture leads me to believe that it will be a DVC building based on all the rumours and etc.

bavaria
04-16-2007, 10:07 PM
Nothing has been announced. There are projects 'in the pipe' all the time which are cancelled. Artists renderings exist for hundreds of such projects.

I don't see how that building calls out DVC as it does not look like any existing DVC building. It DOES look like several other hotels however, which are exactly that - hotels, and not timeshare buildings.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
04-16-2007, 10:16 PM
Nothing has been announced. There are projects 'in the pipe' all the time which are cancelled. Artists renderings exist for hundreds of such projects.

I don't see how that building calls out DVC as it does not look like any existing DVC building. It DOES look like several other hotels however, which are exactly that - hotels, and not timeshare buildings.If that's what you want to believe then that is your choice. I choose to believe that this means we are getting closer to DVC at the Contemporary. Besides with the demolition of the North Garden Wing which is the most obvious sign, the rumours of it going to the Contemporary the past 2 years and all these designs on the internet of what the building might look like that tells me DVC there is a go and only needs to be officially announced by WDW.

bavaria
04-16-2007, 10:22 PM
it's not about what I believe. I try and deal with factual information.

If dreaming about a DVC at the Contemporary makes someone happy, so be it. But to confirm it as fact is misleading at this point.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
04-16-2007, 10:27 PM
it's not about what I believe. I try and deal with factual information.

If dreaming about a DVC at the Contemporary makes someone happy, so be it. But to confirm it as fact is misleading at this point.I never said this confirms it will be a DVC building built at the Contemporary. I said based on the demolition of the North Garden Wing, the rumours in general about it over the past 2 years and the designs that have been on the internet only make this more believable that it will be a DVC building. I then said all we need is for WDW to confirm it so we don't need to keep saying the same things over and over again.

Sammie
04-16-2007, 10:30 PM
I have to agree with Bavaria. I am sure eventually DVC will build at the Contemporary.

But this is nothing more than a photo sent to this other website and for all any of us know from someone that is very good at computer generated photo enhancement.

It is not an official photo of the new DVC at the Contemporary. Hopefully when they do build, it won't look anything like this.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
04-16-2007, 10:37 PM
Weather this is an official photo that is something we will either choose to believe or not believe. I still say the most obvious reason that there will be a DVC building there is the demolition of the North Garden Wing. I am sorry for always brining that point up, but if this is not going to be a DVC building why would the North Garden Wing have been demolished? I mean they could have renovated it like the South Garden Wing. Basically what I am saying is the Contemporary would have not got rid of so many rooms if they did not plan on building something new in that area. So with the rumours out there it can only be a DVC building.

loveFL
04-16-2007, 11:50 PM
I like it. Nice backdrop for Tomorrowland. :thumbsup2

fla4fun
04-17-2007, 03:46 AM
I believe it will be DVC. I also see that it confirms my worst fears that it totally ruins the aesthetics of the Contemporary Resort. Why, oh why, when they have done DVC so well at all the other deluxe resorts, couldn't they find a way to make it more complimentary to the original architecture, and keep the CR tower as the visual focus it was intended to be. Personally, I think it's an eyesore even before it's built.

Buzz2001
04-17-2007, 04:48 AM
I don't really like the look from the artwork...reallly large, it reminds me of an apartment complex.I agree, it looks okay but nothing special.

I'mNoPrince
04-17-2007, 05:23 AM
But I think thats the design point .

If you look at the lines it flows right with CR.

It looks like you could tilt it up and sit it right on top of CR so there is plenty of complimentry design in it if you look a bit deeper then it shouldn't be there.

rodkenrich
04-17-2007, 05:57 AM
Weather this is an official photo that is something we will either choose to believe or not believe. I still say the most obvious reason that there will be a DVC building there is the demolition of the North Garden Wing. I am sorry for always brining that point up, but if this is not going to be a DVC building why would the North Garden Wing have been demolished? I mean they could have renovated it like the South Garden Wing. Basically what I am saying is the Contemporary would have not got rid of so many rooms if they did not plan on building something new in that area. So with the rumours out there it can only be a DVC building.Cool.

OrlandoMike
04-17-2007, 06:52 AM
As long as were throwing rumors around, here's one.....

That space on top of the resort, a lounge for DVC's members only.

Just passing along the gossip.

Chester's Mum
04-17-2007, 07:19 AM
I believe it will be DVC. I also see that it confirms my worst fears that it totally ruins the aesthetics of the Contemporary Resort. Why, oh why, when they have done DVC so well at all the other deluxe resorts, couldn't they find a way to make it more complimentary to the original architecture, and keep the CR tower as the visual focus it was intended to be. Personally, I think it's an eyesore even before it's built.

I agree, it makes my beloved Contemporary look like a garden shed. I'd think the disney imagineers could have done something more in keeping with the futuristic theme of the Contemporary. It looks like a big sterile, themeless, thoughtless AKL. I'm glad I'm staying there this year, because to me once that eyesore goes up, Contemporary just won't be the same.:sad2:

DisneyBaby!
04-17-2007, 08:29 AM
I brought this up on the last thread about the demolition of the garden wing, but just to throw this out there, I would not be the least bit surprised that the pictures were "accidentially" leaked to throw people off. And now there are some admittedly cool renderings of the concept that, mark my words, if built will end up looking like Chicago's beloved Soldier Field and people will ask, "hey, Who landed the spaceship right next to the CR?" I would be surprised if this is built because the size and proximity of the two towers-too big, too close together. Is there not a new high end resort being built onthe other side of Bay Lake? Think those people want to see another hotel instead the Castle? Lets not bring up buildings so close together you have no choice but to look out the window at the next family getting ready for the day. But the pictures are really cool and as a DVC member, I'll take the rooftop lounge and the best views of the MK on property.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
04-17-2007, 08:36 AM
While some of you may believe me or not but every Cast Member I ask at the Contemporary about this says it will be a DVC building 100%.

jimh13432
04-17-2007, 08:52 AM
OK, I figured it all out. If you look at the proposed new building from the top, it makes the letter "C". If you turn the existing building upside down, it looks like a "V".

You see? "V" and "C" ! Vacation Club! There, its official now!

That's as logical as anything else I've read.

daannzzz
04-17-2007, 09:10 AM
Looks hideous. Makes it look like the shores of any resort island, Miami beach, major city or downtown area. Perhaps they could add a few more for an even more Contemporary look.

All Aboard
04-17-2007, 09:45 AM
Looks like the north facing rooms are going to have views of backstage areas, car barn, etc.

DC7800
04-17-2007, 10:27 AM
The designers of this development had apparently never seen the Contemporary Resort (even in pictures) when they drew up the design.

That the only explanation I can think of as to how they managed to create such an ugly tower which clashes so badly with whats left of the Contemporary.

If they must go ahead with this project, anyone ever think of drafting a design which complements the Contemporary? Maybe even give it, say - a Contemporary theme...

raidermatt
04-17-2007, 11:24 AM
I still say the most obvious reason that there will be a DVC building there is the demolition of the North Garden Wing. I am sorry for always brining that point up, but if this is not going to be a DVC building why would the North Garden Wing have been demolished?

They most likely demolished it to expand the resort, but that doesn't mean it has to be a DVC.

I happen to agree that it probably will be at least part DVC. The only "official" news out there are the permits Disney filed, which referred to the project as both DVC and Contemporary Suites.

But the concept picture, even if legit, doesn't give us any real indication about what it will actually be.

And, like others, when I saw the picture my first thought was condo/apartment complex.

thefirebuilds
04-17-2007, 11:29 AM
this concept art strikes me as completely uninspired. I would be excited to see this go up in Chicago or Milwaukee, but I don't see it as interesting or unique in anyway for Disney. I almost expect to see a "Hyatt" logo on the top.

thefirebuilds
04-17-2007, 11:33 AM
Looks hideous. Makes it look like the shores of any resort island, Miami beach, major city or downtown area. Perhaps they could add a few more for an even more Contemporary look.

AH I see, so as a companion to OKW resort it could be OLV or OMB.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
04-17-2007, 11:33 AM
They most likely demolished it to expand the resort, but that doesn't mean it has to be a DVC.

I happen to agree that it probably will be at least part DVC. The only "official" news out there are the permits Disney filed, which referred to the project as both DVC and Contemporary Suites.

But the concept picture, even if legit, doesn't give us any real indication about what it will actually be.

And, like others, when I saw the picture my first thought was condo/apartment complex.I still say it is going to be a DVC building because of these factors. The rumours about it for such a long time, the fact that the North Garden Wing was demolished because why would they get rid of so many rooms at the Contemporary since it's very hard to get a reservation there? Plus the demolition happened around when there were even more rumours about it and the fact that every Cast Member I have asked at the Contemporary says it will be a DVC building.

So now let me ask you this since you said they demolished the North Garden Wing to expand the Resort, but it might not be for a DVC building or Contemporary Suites (which they already have on the 14th floor and in some South Garden Wing rooms) what else could they be planning to build there?

Finally aren't Villas accomodations an apartment/condo like setting? If you don't like the outside then that is your opinion. However the way you described the condo/apartment complex, is what they are suppost to be.

daannzzz
04-17-2007, 11:37 AM
this concept art strikes me as completely uninspired. I would be excited to see this go up in Chicago or Milwaukee, but I don't see it as interesting or unique in anyway for Disney. I almost expect to see a "Hyatt" logo on the top.

But kids will have fun there!

thefirebuilds
04-17-2007, 11:43 AM
I'm lost, I hope that's sarcasm at something.

daannzzz
04-17-2007, 11:46 AM
Yes. It is sarcasm.

thefirebuilds
04-17-2007, 11:51 AM
good, my firefox web-forum sarcasm-detector plugin is working.

Did I mention that thing is ugly? It makes me want to sing an Elvis song and play craps...

bavaria
04-17-2007, 11:53 AM
Here's 'proof' of the Polynesian DVC that I posted on the other thread.... ;)

Coming soon.... :rotfl2:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3/bavariabavaria/028NF500.jpg

Horizons1
04-17-2007, 11:58 AM
Hmmm....DVC Resort or parking garage....?:sad2:

I can see they're trying to go for the future city effect, but its not working out. That building looks like it should be here in NYC, not WDW.......

I'm worried its going to take away from CR's presence......I like the lone tower rising up from across 7 seas lagoon. With multi towers, its going to look like a Co-Op complex. I see enough of those around New York. Plus, won't you see all the backstage areas of the MK from those rooms? I wouldn't want to have to see that.

I think that if Disney wants to improve the CR, they should make it more like tomorrowland

(think about it, every other land has a corresponding resort in the MK area : GF-Main st, POLY-adventureland, WL &Frt.W-Frontierland, etc) ,

plus you'll probably be able to see this new tower from tomorrowland, but it should look more like tomorrowland, not this city developer architecture...

I usually don't worry about Disney's decissions, but I'm worried about this one......I sure hope they know what they're doing...

I'm still probably going to buy in though :rolleyes1

I'mNoPrince
04-17-2007, 12:04 PM
I know I'm going to get blasted for this but CR is ugly and reminds me of a tomb. With that said what is the big deal of a better looking building going up off of it a bit.

This place is all about location if anywhere else on sight they would never fill a room.

thefirebuilds
04-17-2007, 12:07 PM
i always thought CR was retro futuristic and was supposed to be kitchy. ZZzzzzzap.

Horizons1
04-17-2007, 12:18 PM
I thought CR always looked like an airport terminal...and if i hadn't grown up going to it, I don't know if I would like it today...

It has sentimental value for me more than anything, and who can say no to 70s Utopian Revival?

YoHo
04-17-2007, 01:25 PM
The contemporary resort uses a contemporary design style to blend in with Tomorrowland. Any time spent watching HGTV will clue you in to dozens of shows showing how to make your livingspace more contemporary.

Like most of WDW, it's been neglected. Still the core archetectural features ooze contemporary style.

Horace Horsecollar
04-17-2007, 02:03 PM
The existing Contemporary Resort is contemporary to the period when it was designed (late 1960s) and built (1970-71). The building is genuinely dramatic, and it comes across as "imagineered" -- not simply a hotel that you'd see elsewhere. How may other hotels have a monorail going through a massive interior space, and a giant mural by Mary Blair?

By now the Contemporary doesn't look so contemporary any more. That's an opportunity to emphasize the hotel's Mid-Century Modern roots through Mid-Century Modern furniture, fabrics, art, and other design. Essentially, Contemporary Resort should now be a period hotel, with that period being the period when it was designed.

Unfortunately, the addition looks boring. Where's the imagineering? Where's the sense of being in another place and time? The designers clearly didn't want the building to clash with the existing Contemporary Resort, but why does it have to be so bland?

I would like to think we're all looking at pictures of a design that has been discarded in favor of something better -- perhaps a "Space Age" hotel that reflects the period a decade or so before the existing Contemporary Resort. Something like that would still blend with the existing Contemporary Resort, but could provide a real Disney experience.

Unfortunately, the renderings match the plans that were filed with government agencies, so I'm afraid that the boring C-shaped building will become a reality.

raidermatt
04-17-2007, 04:50 PM
So now let me ask you this since you said they demolished the North Garden Wing to expand the Resort, but it might not be for a DVC building or Contemporary Suites (which they already have on the 14th floor and in some South Garden Wing rooms) what else could they be planning to build there?


What I said was it might not be DVC.

I expect that it will be either DVC or suites, or a combination of both. But its also possible it could include some standard rooms as well.

I'm not saying it won't be a DVC. I'm just saying we don't know for sure yet.

However the way you described the condo/apartment complex, is what they are suppost to be.

No, DVC villas are not supposed to remind people of condo/apartment complexes that are in virtually every major city in the country.

bavaria
04-17-2007, 08:44 PM
Weather this is an official photo that is something we will either choose to believe or not believe... So with the rumours out there it can only be a DVC building.

In the future if any of us hear from Cast Members about future renovations to any Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, let's not post anything about them until WDW makes an official announcment. This way we will all know 100% what is going on & then we can say what we think of the renovations. A good example is all these rumors going around about moving the Concourse Steakhouse, Outer Rim & the Food & Fun Center changing places in the Contemporary

are we now allowed to discuss this rumour, or do you still want everyone to hold off? ;)

Glad to see that this thread was moved 'rumours and news' as that is all that it is at the moment - an unsubstantiated rumour.

For those of you who are excited, dream away, and I'm pleased that you are enjoying the dream. :)

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
04-17-2007, 10:43 PM
are we now allowed to discuss this rumour, or do you still want everyone to hold off? ;)

Glad to see that this thread was moved 'rumours and news' as that is all that it is at the moment - an unsubstantiated rumour.

For those of you who are excited, dream away, and I'm pleased that you are enjoying the dream. :)The 2nd quote you got from me was something I said last year and then I realized it was a mistake. So please don't hold that against me.

bavaria
04-17-2007, 11:37 PM
don't worry I won't ;) just bumped into accidentally - we all grow and learn, especially when we are so young :)