Zhang Hai Ao designs Sunrise Kempinski Hotel | ITSLIQUID

Zhang Hai Ao designs Sunrise Kempinski Hotel

Architecture, Design | October 22, 2014 |

Sunrise Kempinski HotelImage courtesy of Kempinski Hotels

Zhang Hai Ao designs Sunrise Kempinski Hotel

Zhang worked with his team of 60 designers from across the globe, including the UK, Italy, Spain, the US, Holland and the Philippines, who spent 60 days brilliantly developing this amazing building design.

Sunrise Kempinski HotelImage courtesy of Kempinski Hotels

The compound is set on 47,678-square-metre (513,202 sq ft) grounds and the building is 97 metres (318.2 ft) high with 21 floors. The top of the building reflects the colour of the sky, the middle of the building reflects the Yanshan Mountain, and the bottom of the building reflects the lake. The exterior glass surface, which is covered by over 10,000 pieces of glass panels, spans 18,075 square metres (194,558 sq ft).   

Sunrise Kempinski HotelImage courtesy of Kempinski Hotels

The front view is that of the “Rising Sun” (round shape), symbolic of the fast-developing economy of China. The entrance of the hotel is shaped like the mouth of a fish, symbolising prosperity. From a side-angle view, the hotel building is shaped like a scallop, which represents “Fortune” in Chinese culture. Other Chinese cultural elements are also used in the design details; for example, the side of the building embraces the concept of traditional Chinese panes.

Sunrise Kempinski HotelImage courtesy of Kempinski Hotels

The roof of floor three (where the main round building starts) is a free-form shape, like a cloud. The whole picture then embraces the theme of “The Cloud lifting the Sun”. In the past, Chinese people would stand in awe of the sun, which they believed to reflect the core values of Chinese philosophy – that mankind is an integral part of nature and in order to be harmonious, nature should be respecte.

more. www.kempinski.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Camp Adventure Park by EFFEKT

Architecture | July 18, 2019

Camp Adventure Park creates a unique opportunity to take a walk above the treetops and experience the stunning nature of the preserved forest from another perspective. Read more


London Design Festival

Design | July 11, 2019

London Design Festival returns to the capital for its 17th year this September 2019 with an inspiring programme of events and installations across the city. This year also marks 11 years with the V&A as a collaborating partner and the official Festival hub. During the Festival, the world's leading museum of art, design and performance will once again play host to a series of specially-commissioned projects by internationally-renowned designers. Read more


OPENING: ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019…

Events | July 10, 2019

The Festival will run from May to November 2019, in the same period of the 58th Venice Art Biennale, “May you live in interesting times“, curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, hosted at the Giardini and at the Arsenale venues. Read more


MATTEOPALA

Design | July 9, 2019

India, Nepal, Turkey, Iran and Morocco are the cradles of mothers of Contemporary carpets line: factories that Matteo Pala choose and select personally in these lands and which combine fine materials such as silk and fine wool. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!