Renaissance Nanning

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Brand New
  • Company/Firm
    Eco-Id Architects Pte Ltd
  • Lead Designer
    Carol Chng
  • Interior Designer
    Eco-id Architects Pte Ltd
  • Hospitality
    Marriott International
  • Location
    No 9 Songxiang Road, Liang Qing District, Nanning 530201 ,China
  • Project Date
    October 2019
  • Developer
    Guangxi Investment Group Co., Ltd

Renaissance NanNing is inspired by the Zhuang tribe in Guangxi, China. With agriculture as their main source of livelihood, the people paid tribute through ethnic music and dance. Bronze drums were believed to bring rain for irrigation whilst dragon-dance and fireworks celebrated a rich harvest. The guest arrival experience starts with the journey through the wet season and culminates with the harvest celebrations. Guests are greeted by the “raining” foyer dripping with vertical glass rods before entering the lobby. The sculptural feature wall at the reception counter reminds one of the terraced fields. At the All Day Dining, scenes of the street feast are recreated with abstract vernacular architecture facades with the buffet area interpreted as the village market. The inspiration for the banquet hall comes from the fireworks lighting to celebrate important festivals. The guestrooms tell the story of the tribe’s weaving craft. Lights are interwoven by casting overlapping beams of blue / red rays running through the entire corridor. The weaving story continues into the guestroom where deconstructed patterns are woven into the floor tiles, wall, carpet and lighting.

The premise of, a multidisciplinary practice founded in 1996, is a modern and progressive approach to design. The firm’s comprehensive suite of services range from master planning and architecture to interior design and branding, and project typologies that span high-rise luxury condominiums and detached dwellings to retail boutiques, hotels and resorts. Regardless of scale, the emphasis is always on balancing aesthetics with rigour, and program with budget.

Other prizes
1) Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island: Architecture - Living space - Indian Ocean, Beach Destination 2) Hard Rock Hotel Maldives: Architecture - Living space - Beach Destination 3) InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort: Architecture - Living space - Resort – Luxury, Beach Destination, Indian Ocean 4) Renaissance Nanning: Interior design - Living space - Brand New category 5) Dalvey Haus: Architecture - Living space - Asia, Condominium 6) SO/ Maldives: Architecture - Living space - Resort – Luxury