Taoxichuan Hotel, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Winner in Architectural Design Asia
Wendy Saunders and Vincent de Graaf
Yvonne Lim, Sheng Ling, Alba Galan
David Chipperfield Architects
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Jingdezhen Taoyi Culture Development
The Power of porcelain.
The project, named “The Road of a Fascination,” is a story of a journey: Like the long and fascinating life of porcelain, a journey toward the unknown, the unexpected, an urge to find the truth, and all the encounters in between. With this in mind, the physical spaces are divided by themes that feature the porcelain journey from China’s origin, eventually spread and influence in the broader world, and return to its native home. The different spaces are the origin (Lobby), the creation (Lounge), the discovery (Ballroom), the fascination (All Day Dining), the appreciation (SPA & Pool), and the return (Guestrooms). Each space explores and uses ceramic differently, pulling out different colors and textures. Each area is a piece of the journey.
The project seeks to unite raw and refinement, turning ceramics into architecture, interior, furniture, and patterns.
Bio Founded by Wendy Saunders and Vincent de Graaf in 2005, AIM is a Shanghai-based design studio that designed and manages a substantial number of projects throughout Asia and Europe.