LYCS Architecture designed a series of resort hotels with different styles created in Huzhou for the World’s Top 500, Hailiang Group. Relying on the rich forest environment, this project takes recreation as the core to create a Hailiang international recreation town. Hailiang huzhou lake view hotel is located deep in a quiet valley, facing the side of the lake and surrounded by mountains. The project is positioned as a hit hotel for young groups and can hold customized events such as underwater weddings. The hotel contains a full set of entertainment functions such as a Chinese restaurant, boutique, all-day dining, bar, gym, swimming pool, game room, SPA, KTV, etc. There are about 141 rooms in total.
The project design draws inspiration from the magnificent mountain landscape, with the valley as the core concept of the building. The entire project adopts a sculptural overall layout, with the lower public area including restaurants, recreation rooms, swimming pools and other entertainment functions, blending with the natural elements of the valley. The upper guest room area is scattered with several "boulder-like" structures, and the rotation angle of each "boulder" is cleverly adjusted so that almost every guest room can enjoy the best view of the lake. This layout creates a unique spatial hierarchy and increases the privacy and view between rooms. The building blends in with its surroundings, making it seem like you are in the middle of a magnificent valley. The charm of the natural valley is felt.
The project covers the three levels of the platform with a thin layer of water while the heavy "boulders" float above the platform, creating a stark contrast between water and stone. This interplay of water and rock creates a strong visual effect. The facade design of "Boulder" cleverly uses the elements of large real and large images to make people walk in it as if they were in a real valley, creating a healthy and comfortable journey to the unique valley for visitors. In selecting building materials, the designer carefully chooses cross-grained stone to highlight the corrugated feeling of the building surface. This material gives the building an overall warm aesthetic that complements the natural valley atmosphere.