the architectural design and research institute of zhejiang university (UAD studio) has completed a large multi-purpose hall for shaoxing hotel in china. the architects were faced with the challenge of creating a building that can comfortably accommodate thousands of people in one space. the resulting scheme combines contemporary design with more traditional chinese architectural elements, such as white walls, black tiles, winding corridors and well-spaced flowers and trees.
image © zhao qiang (also main image)
the program of the building comprises of a gross floor area of 85878.13 ft2 (7978.34 m2) and is 54.45 ft (16.595 m) tall with one-story main part and three-story local part. the design by UAD incorporates large sweeping roofs over the vast spaces which aim to mirror the contours of a mountain range and achieve a fusion of landscape and architecture.
perspective view of the west elevation, image © zhao qiang
the details of the building have also been carefully created in an effort to realize an effective transition from tradition to modernity. the scale of the eaves are emphazised to relate to the surrounding architectural context meanwhile on the south elevation, the depth of field is exaggerated creating a covered space of colonnades and water pools. large copper columns make up this elevation and mirror the surrounding trees, evoking a sensation of an ‘urban forest.’
south elevation of the multi-purpose hall, image © zhao qiang
partial view of the south elevation, image © zhao qiang
partial view of the north elevation, image © zhao qiang
eaves detail on the north elevation, image © zhao qiang
copper columns detail, image © zhao qiang
colonnades, image © zhao qiang
interior view, image © zhao qiang
interior view of the multi-purpose hall, image © zhao qiang
interior view of the large space, image © zhao qiang
bird’s eye view, image © zhang chenfan
project name: multi-purpose hall of shaoxing hotel
project type: public building
architect: the architectural design and research institute of zhejiang university co., ltd. (UAD studio)
architects in charge: hu huifeng, dong danshen
design team: zhang chenfan, jiang lanlan, lv ning,lan wenzhong
project location: no. 8, huanshan road, yuecheng district, shaoxing, china
built area: 85878.13ft2 (7978.34 m2)
year of completion: 2018
design year: 2018.06 – 2018.10
photography: zhao qiang, zhang chenfan
clients: shaoxing cultural tourism group co., ltd.; shaoxing hotel
collaborator: zhejiang yasha decoration co., ltd.
manufacturers/products: anhui yuchuan intelligent technology co., ltd. – sabatino
hangzhou jinxing copper works co., ltd. – copper
ningbo jiaxiang stone co., ltd. – stone material
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edited by: lynne myers | designboom