Deqing Xinshi Ancient Town Holiday Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Hotel – Midscale & Lifestyle
  • Company/Firm
    9M Architectural Design
  • Lead Designer
    He Min, Wang Zhuo, Fang Qing
  • Other Designer(s)
    Zhu Zhe, Zhang Wei, Xiang Yuanyuan, Zhao Yiming, Fu Jing, Wu Peng, Chen Jinjing, Ye Kaikai, Wang Yik
  • Construction Company
    9M Architectural Design
  • Photo Credit
  • Location
    Hangzhou, Zhejiang
  • Project Date

Xinshi Ancient Town is adjacent to the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and is known as the "Thousand-Year Ancient Canal, Hundred-Year Little Shanghai" due to its water-based economy. It is nestled by the river, with its own unique charm. Every brick, every tile, every stone bridge tells the story of time. Deqing Xinshi Ancient Town Holiday Hotel is located in Xinshi Ancient Town, known for its ancient canal and connected to the town by bridges.
How to create a modern hotel architecture that is compatible with the ancient town environment and at the same time stimulates the overall vitality of the town is the core issue of this project's design considerations.
The architects drew inspiration from traditional Chinese landscape paintings, which are characterized by exquisite pavilions and towers nestled among mountains and rivers. Both the buildings and the landscapes are depicted in meticulous detail, evoking a resonance with the beauty of nature and traditional culture. Xinshi Ancient Town itself is like a masterpiece, and we continue to create this exquisite landscape painting on the peninsula, separating it from the town with the river.