The transformation of a residential tower into a hotel has been completed with a metal skin wrapping the structure of exposed concrete, thus adding a new layer to the building’s history.
While the entrance tries not to stand out amid alleys, the vertical cores – which through new openings pursue different connections on each floor – are marked with attractive finishes on the roof terrace...[+]
Nantou City Guesthouse
Neri & Hu Design and Research Office / Lyndon Neri, Rossana Hu (partners); Chris Chienchuan Chen, Christine Chang (senior associates); Sanif Xu (associate); Bingxin Yang, Dian Wang, Ningxin Cheng, Peter Ye, Bernardo Taliani de Marchio, Cheng Jia, Xiaotang Tang, Jieqi Li, Pengpeng Zheng, Eric Zhou, Yoki Yu, Zhikang Wang, Tong Shu, Matthew Sung, Kany Liu, July Huang, Lyuqitiao Wang (team)
Consultants: Design Republic (furniture, fixtures and equipment); Urban Research Institute of China Vanke (design supervision); Bowan Architecture (local desing institute); PAG Facade Systems (facade); Hign Decoration Design Engineering (interiors); Grand Sight Design International (lighting); Yuanye Landscape Design (landscape)
West Construction Shenzhen
Zhang Chao; Chen Hao