Hotel Indigo Nanjing Garden Expo
Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Boutique
YANG & Associates Group
Bohua Chen, Qin Wang, Zhaozhen Hu
No. 8 Linxiu Road, Tangshan Street, Jiangning District, Nanjing, China
IHG Hotels & Resorts
Hotel Indigo Nanjing Garden Expo is located in Tangshan Garden Expo, covering an area of 13,745 sq.m. It is adjacent to mine pits dating back over a millennium, abandoned quarries and national geological parks. Combined with Indigo’s brand DNA, the team has drawn on the original environmental features and made the mineral ore the theme of the space narrative, injecting new vitality into the old mine pits.
The adoption of colorful glass, metal mirror and acrylic creates a forest-like mood in the lobby area. The design of the lobby bar and the ADD restaurant is inspired by bonfire, miner’s lamp, and the arc shape of the tent, creating a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. The lift lobby and the corridor are transformed into mini exhibition halls for exploration instruments. With the theme of “natural recovery,” the guest rooms bring in forests, plants, and mosses. The minibars and nightstands in the rooms are in the form of mining toolboxes, blended into the surroundings. While delivering the spirit of the place, the design aims to draw attention to the protection of the geological environment in Tangshan.