2019 - Ongoing
Fields of intervention: architecture, interior design
and landscape design.
The new hotel will be constructed within an abandoned industrial area and inaugurated in 2022, on the occasion of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The entire complex, named Shougang Park, is around 20 km from the Forbidden City and is where many of the Game’s sports venues will be situated. The 5-star hotel managed by Shangri-La (Shougang Group) will include a series of interconnected structures divided between the Main Building housing the common areas and the Guestrooms Building that will accommodate 282 rooms.
This integrated project regards the architecture of the façades together with the design of the interiors and that of the internal and external green spaces.
The existing structural framework of the Main Building is maintained but emptied of its interior to reveal a skeleton of clear industrial heritage consisting of concrete walls and steel roof trusses, evidencing those ravages and markings of time that have transformed it into a fascinating backdrop.
An extensive façade in glass covers the original structure, enclosing the building in a transparent skin that leaves the style of the building intact while controlling the light and temperature inside, transforming the architecture into a large and contemporary winter garden filled with greenery.
A new construction extends the Main Building and houses the events spaces. Here, the façades are clad in black ceramic bricks and it is marked out by the contrast between the large exterior wall and the narrow proportions of the vertical and horizontal openings.
The building that houses 282 rooms is connected to the Main Building by an elevated bridge. The design intent here was to soften the overall massing by dividing it into smaller volumes separated by vertical openings.
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