The Jiulisong Resort Hotel is on one side of the entrance road of Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou, looking far into the North Peak. The original masonry building was built at the end of 20th century and the client hoped to turn it into a modern business hotel with traditional Chinese approach. Our design emphasizes on arranging the space sequence of the buildings, establishing the utilization of interior and exterior spaces and visual relationship, and upgrading the exterior façade.
The main entrance of the building is moved to the south gable from the original spot facing the central courtyard. The new fire escape stairway is enveloped by glass curtain wall with wooden grid inside to create the metaphor of “lantern”. After consolidating the structure, a new continuous long hallway is added on the first floor of the south wing, facing the central courtyard. The continuous and profound overhang indicates the outward extension of the space. Guests might enjoy the natural landscape reflected by the “water mirror” under the canopy. An independent entrance of the dining area is located on Linyin Road on the north. A triangular canopy is the connection between the road and the buildings in multi-directions.
The lawn and the “water mirror” in the central courtyard, together with the reserved camphor tree, are the key landscape elements of the public space. An outdoor swimming pool is located at the open space area on the south. Guests on the ground floor may access the pool directly from their rooms. The upgraded roof top can be used as an outdoor restaurant facing the North Peak or as a place for parties. The presidential suite on the top floor has its own private roof deck enclosed by glass curtain wall.
The building façade is a composition of several simple forms that are woven into each other with different materials. An eave is used to divide the building into upper and lower sections to reflect different interior functions. The lower section, covered by transparent glass walls with landscape walls as the shelter from public, is an extended horizontal composition. The material of the suspended ceilings underneath of the eave is solid wood with warm color tone. Vertical lines are used on the upper section where the vertical light-colored stone walls and the glass balconies of the guestrooms create a rhythm of dark and bright. The simple, smooth and delicate material combination gives the building a quiet, introverted, exquisite and noble quality.
Hangzhou Jiulisong Resort Hotel Co., Ltd.
2009 - 2012