UAD fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china

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. 

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china

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.

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china
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.’

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china

south elevation of the multi-purpose hall, image © zhao qiang

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china

partial view of the south elevation, image © zhao qiang

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china

partial view of the north elevation, image © zhao qiang

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china

eaves detail on the north elevation, image © zhao qiang

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china
copper columns detail, image © zhao qiang

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china
colonnades, image © zhao qiang

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china
interior view, image © zhao qiang

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china
interior view of the multi-purpose hall, image © zhao qiang

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china
interior view of the large space, image © zhao qiang

UAD studio fuses tradition with contemporary design for multi-purpose space in china

bird’s eye view, image © zhang chenfan

 

 

project info:

 

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