Since ancient times, preeminent talents have been inseparably related to the lands that nurtured them. Located in Xili, Nanshan District, University Town of Shenzhen not only provides a free academic, artistic and humanistic environment, but also attracts Sheraton to settle in, which is the first international hotel entering this area. With such a humanistic setting, the hotel offers a spiritual habitat for the metropolitans.
Project Name: Sheraton Shenzhen Nanshan
Interior Design: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK)
Project Location: Shenzhen, China
Project Area: 42908㎡
Completion Time: 2018.12
Opening Date: 2019.04.27
Photographer: Qiu Xin
Copyright: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK)
Through comprehensive analysis of the surroundings, architecture, landscape and interiors, CCD utilized a holistic approach to define the urban “bleisure” hotel. Design elements extracted from the architectural blocks are utilized to the spatial layout, so as to add a sense of three-dimensional structure to the space. Moreover, lifestyle elements are also applied to the interior design, making the hotel more relevant to daily life.
Entrance and lobby: landscaped courtyard
CCD has imagined the design based on “mountain, water and cloud”. The entrance yard is surrounded by bamboos, with the waterscape in the middle, which is as clear as a mirror. The art installation “Nebula” at the gate spreads out above the water, presenting a new look of Oriental yards.
The reception area is as cozy as a living room. The casual furniture and specially shaped oversize sofas liberate the guests from the rigidly upright sitting posture and enable them to lean backwards for 30° in a relaxed manner. In this way, people’s mind can also be relived.
A large metal sculpture stands on the lobby floor like a gem, with its colorful mirror-like surfaces creating diversified reflections according to the varying environment. Beside it, the specular stainless steel frameworks and glass bricks inserted together form translucent partitions.
Atrium lobby bar: urban oasis
With an atrium and a water feature, the lobby bar is built into a poetic world awash with interactions among lights, shadows and water. The ecological environment of Xili was introduced into the interior space. Verdant trees make pleasant shades, lights and shadows to interplay, and the figure of people occasionally appears from the randomly opened or closed windows on two sides. All the elaborately-designed vivid scenes provide the guests with a pleasing experience of being in an “urban oasis”.
In the all-day-dining restaurant, tropical greenery, wood battens, shelves and display racks are arranged in a subtle and staggered way. Daylight flexibly moves around, casts floating brick shadows on architectural surfaces, and generates irregular and oblique tree shadows on walls, all of which inject a natural and playful ambience into the space.
There are various types of guest rooms, which are designed based on the architectural form and closely connected and integrated with the surrounding environment. The open spatial layout makes people feel easeful and free. The walk-in closet and the toilet constitute a complete space, while the central island links all the functions, stylish yet flexible. The space features an elegant, serene and restrained tone, dotted with sapphire blue and light golden color. Facing the middle of the large comfortable bed, an end table was placed. In the space filled with a southeast-Asia-style relaxing atmosphere, the guests can enjoy the view of distant hills when sitting beside windows.
Entering the suite is like starting a journey of exploration. The irregular plane leads the guests to discover surprises in every corner. The transparent acrylic adds fun to the space, and produces interesting visual effects. Near the window, the arc-shaped sofa, desk, chair, lamps and table soothe guests’ mind in a poised manner. The spatial design is characterized by a sense of layering, with the living area, bedroom and washroom unfolding layer by layer. Translucent screens are used as partitions, which separate all the areas in an unenclosed way, hence ensuring an open and cozy interior atmosphere.
Mr. Joe Cheng
Mr. Joe Cheng is the founder of Cheng Chung Design Hong Kong, and the President of ATG. He has been named ‘Mr. Fashion’ in the capital market, and served as CTBUH’s first jury chair for the category of interior design. He has also been honored numerous titles such as UN cultural ambassador, Chinese Design of the Year, member of Hall of Fame, Professor of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and so on. With his design concept of ‘Eastern artistic conception in Western form’, which has become popular around the world, he has received over 58 top-notched international design awards including the highest honor in the interior design field – ‘Gold Key Awards’.
Mr. Joe Cheng has over twenty years of experience in hospitality design, with his vision and design philosophy, leading the CCD design team to the forefront of the interior design industry, and guiding the development of CCD. He has always believed that a successful design is the perfect combination of high quality construction and attention to detail. Therefore, every time when he receives a new project, Mr. Joe Cheng insists on participating from the architectural concept design stage, and presents his own unique ideas based on the functional interior designs, in order to assure that the space design is people-oriented. At the same time, he insists on participating in every detail of the project, and his rich experience has solved many problems on site. Mr. Joe Cheng has always been maintaining good communication with professional consulting company, and fully conveyed CCD’s unique design concept to other parties, and has been highly acknowledged by the clients, international hotel management groups, and third-party design partners.
Mr. Joe Cheng proposed the design topic “Oriental Aesthetics Space Design & Cultural Engineering Laboratory”, which focuses on culturally-centered ideas by creating experience-oriented interior spaces in five-star hotels, high-end commercial complexes, office designs, top-class luxury clubs and other aspects, guiding the contemporary design trend with unique creativity and innovation.
Cheng Chung Design
CCD/Cheng Chung Design (HK) specializes in hospitality interior design consultancy for high-end international hotel brands.CCD is ranked as No. 3 in Hospitality Giants 100 featured in US Interior Design magazine in 2013, and honored by the world’s most anticipated awards including the Gold Key Awards; since established in 2001, CCD has kept abreast of new directions and innovations in the industry with its detailed design knowledge, international experience, and management skills.
CCD provides an extensive combination of design services and solutions for clients in order to increase and maintain the value of their projects while implementing innovative design concepts, the latest technology and unique product identity. Recent projects includeTaipei Farglory Stadium Hotel, Taiwan Jiaosi Resort Hotel, Marriott India, Conrad Bangkok Hotel, Pan Pacific Yangon, Emirates Riyadh Hotel, Sheraton Universal Hotel Los Angeles, Sheraton San Gabriel Los Angeles, Saipan Resort, Diaoyutai Hotel Frankfurt, etc. These expansions in Southeast Asia, Europe and North America have facilitated CCD’s international presence.
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