This project is a high star business hotel newly built by Zhongtian Group in Dongyang, Zhejiang. The design of Dongyang Tianlan Radisson Plaza Hotel is based on in-depth consideration of the characteristics of the venue and regional culture. With a rich spatial experience, it leads people to seek poetry in the dialogue between tradition and modernity.
The Hotel is located on the banks of Dongyang River in Dongyang City, Zhejiang Province, east of Yingbin Avenue and north of Jiangbin North Road. The site is adjacent to two main urban roads and an overpass ramp. The hotel design considers the noisy external environment and prioritizes inward layout of public activity spaces. Therefore, the inner courtyard is the core of public space organization.
The inner courtyard is enclosed by architecture and a landscape porch to create a quiet and elegant space. The courtyard is centered around a water pool, surrounded by stacked stones and black pine trees, creating a lively atmosphere. The clever combination of stacked stones, plants and trees, mirrored water features, and moonlit doors awakens people's memories of traditional Jiangnan gardens. The beautiful environment with unique caves makes visitors forget the noise around them and immerse themselves in this deep courtyard.
The main building is located on the south side of the base, adjacent to the Dongyang River, at the bridgehead of the Yingbin Bridge, playing an important urban landmark role. This layout can also attract more river view room resources for the guest room area, achieving maximum efficiency.
Dongyang City is located in the central part of Zhejiang Province, with a long history. Dongyang craftsmen are famous throughout the world. The local traditional residential buildings have white walls and black tiles, with an elegant aesthetic and exquisite workmanship. The design aims to inherit the traditional architectural style of Dongyang and showcase the beauty of Eastern architecture by refining the local traditional residential architecture style.
Most of the traditional large and medium-sized residential buildings in Dongyang adopt the form known locally as the "Thirteen Room Head". "Thirteen Rooms Head" is a courtyard consisting of three main halls and five left and right wing buildings, totaling thirteen rooms. Large residential buildings are often formed by the vertical and horizontal splicing of these "basic units", forming a central axis symmetrical spatial layout. This project extracts the layout characteristics of the traditional residential "Thirteen Rooms Head" in Dongyang, and reproduces the traditional spatial memory with modern techniques.
The architectural color scheme extracts the characteristics of Dongyang ancient residential buildings, showcasing the aesthetic charm of Jiangnan architecture and complementing the surrounding new Chinese style architectural complex.
The front facade of the entrance canopy is arranged with a dark brown metal grille to create a traditional moonlit door shape, showcasing the hazy atmosphere of misty rain in the Jiangnan region between reality and reality.
Arch of wooden architecture elements are extracted from the architectural design of the main building, and a unique rhythm is formed by overlapping the shapes of guest rooms. The alternating use of stone, aluminum panels, and glass, combined with the interplay of light and shadow, not only incorporates the simplicity and sense of lines of modern architecture, but also highlights the delicacy and elegance of traditional Eastern aesthetics.
Complete modern facilities meet the operational and development requirements of high star commercial hotels. The main building area is about 42000 square meters, with a total of 312 guest rooms, including king size rooms, twin rooms, family suites, and presidential suites. The banquet hall covers an area of approximately 1880 square meters and can accommodate meetings for 1000 people. In addition, the hotel also has many functional facilities such as a full day restaurant, Chinese restaurant, commercial retail, sky garden, chess and card room, etc.
The design inspiration for the lobby comes from the local experience of building wooden structures, expressing its elegance and solemnity with a noble wooden shape. The layout of the lobby abandons the traditional hotel lobby's single large space model, but instead draws on the spatial organization of local traditional residential buildings in Dongyang, appropriately partitions the space, and returns the scale to a pleasant interval.
The thousand person banquet hall, combined with flexible internal partitions, can meet various usage scenarios. The hall exudes a strong oriental flavor. french window introduce beautiful outdoor garden scenery, and use wood, stone and other natural materials in interior decoration to add texture and elegance.
The all-day restaurant is led by a modern and minimalist design concept, emphasizing the creation of a sense of space and transparency. The restaurant integrates seasonal ingredients from the local market and has an on-site cooking area, offering menus with international and local flavors. The restaurant's colors are mainly warm, giving people a warm and comfortable feeling. The indoor courtyard that connects to the outside also provides another option for dining during the sunny season.
Inspired by the traditional wood carvings and rosewood culture of Dongyang, the hotel rooms are equipped with panoramic french window. Beside the purple bamboo forest along the Dongyang River, the landscape gallery has a panoramic view of the charming light and shadow, sweeping away the tiredness of the journey.
During the design process, architects are committed to integrating tradition and modernity, creating a brand new living experience, attempting to awaken people's memories of the past and respond to expectations for life. Taking a walk and resting in the hotel, the long lost peace and tranquility in my heart slowly arrived before me as the night fell. Whenever the lanterns come up, the lights penetrate the curtain wall, reflecting both real and illusory light and shadow effects, as if telling a legendary story belonging to Dongyang.