Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Midscale & Lifestyle
PANORAMA Design Group
Szeka Yung, Candace Pun, Ming Cai
MeeHotel is a new urban resort hotel in the city of Shenzhen, China aims to give business travelers a peaceful state. The project location is called “Bamboo Forest”, so we naturally generate our story from this name.
Starting from the lobby space, bamboo was selected as the key material to let customers enter the lobby space and greeted by sophisticated light and shadow effect on the main wall. Various on-site tests & experiments with traditional bamboo weaver were done to create full height screens to define reception and lobby lounge area. Pitched roof ceiling and natural diatom mud finished walls overlay by articulated light and shadow effects provide a minimal and leisure experience for the entire space.
Double height central courtyards were introduced in every two guest-room floors. A reflective lake with bamboo installation of dancing curves that falls naturally, as if clouds are floating in the air. This ceiling hung structure was again in consultation with the master of the bamboo weaving on how to create the curves by making use of its natural elasticity and traditional connection method.