Ansan Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Economy
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Hu Zhile
  • Other Designer(s)
    Liu Yu'ao, Tao Jun, Yu Haodong, He Guofang
  • Architect
    Hu Zhile
  • Interior Designer
    Hu Zhile
  • Hospitality
    Shaoxing Keqiao Ziyi Ansan Hotel Management Co.
  • Photo Credit
  • Location
    Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China
  • Project Date
  • Project Link

In different historical periods and regions, the forms and functions of buildings reflect the cultural characteristics and values of the society at that time. Ansan Hotel's design takes symbolic language as the concept, transforming the building's form, material, color, and interior space to create a personal yet detached, blurred yet clear boundary for the travelers in the urban business hotel.
The design team began by considering the architectural form on the interface along the street, where one side of the building is covered with metal mesh, creating a sheer volume that echoes the horizontal lines of the light strips. The result is a visually striking building that stands out in the surrounding area.
The team also focused on reinventing indoor and outdoor spaces, public and private, to create a sense of freshness while respecting the original site. The second floor features a common space for travelers that can be used to provide entertainment or to enjoy the city streetscape from the window. The guest rooms are designed with dark walnut and beige fabrics to create a relaxing, home-like feeling for the residents.