Shenyang Nanjing Road Hotel



Location: Shenyang, China
Designed in: 2011
Size: 39,849m²
Client: Ganglian Real Estate Co. 
The 5-star hotel design was inspired by Beaux-Arts designs throughout the world, as well as the palazzos of Italy. The base of the building is articulated with rustication and classical details, the body of the building is more simple, and then it is crowned with a properly-proportioned cornice. The site required the hotel to form an ‘L,’ which inspired the idea of dual floating temples with sculptural elements depicting a dialogue of the seasons: spring and summer on the west, fall and winter on the south. The landscape for the hotel, clubhouse, and along the entire east side of the development was inspired by French formal gardens; low shrubs creating outdoor rooms highlighted with fountains.