Boutique Hotel Chengdu, China
LUXELAKE Hotel E is a luxury 29 room boutique hotel, featuring a world-class wine bar, 5-star restaurant, private meeting rooms, and event spaces all clustered around a series open plazas & decks. Drawing inspiration from the peony flower, a traditional floral symbol of China, the hotel’s pair of irregular and organic clusters appear to bloom from their surroundings. As these forms expand and curl in multiple directions, they create an impression not of a static object but instead an organic one that is alive and growing. This creates dynamic views from all angles, capturing panoramic views of the surrounding area. Interior glass enclosed bridges with social spaces connect the two flower-like forms together. Below the bridges at the ground level visitors and guests can pass thru the open arcade that connects upper and lower plazas, shops, other buildings and the waterway beyond where guest can also arrive by boat. An ever-changing pattern of traditional Chinese brick envelopes the building form, twisting open and closed as one moves past. By composing the brick into a unique rotating pattern, it creates subtle shadows, depth and a more refined sense of scale and tactility. The material pattern continues inside to the public areas of the building, connecting the lobby with the entry garden, plaza and fountains located directly outside. Both standard rooms and larger suites offer private patios screened by this open brick skin, allowing light and air to flow in while maintaining privacy. The hotel is located in a new commercial, residential and recreational community located in the path of the main growth corridor of the City of Chengdu. Luxe Lakes is poised to have an important role in Chengdu’s emerging high-tech and creative industries and located just south of the Chengdu’s new Central Business District in Tianfu. With over 1,100 hectares set aside for open space, including parks, forest preserves, existing orchards, lakes and canals, Luxe Lakes creates a high- quality suburban center to meet the economic and lifestyle needs of Chengdu’s international business community.