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Pins De La Brume Hotel / GOA Architects

  • 01:00 - 13 March, 2014
Pins De La Brume Hotel / GOA Architects
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  • Architects

  • Location

    8 Lingyin Road, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, 310000
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Chen Binxin, Li Zheng
  • Project Chief Manager

    He Jun
  • Area

    5500.0 sqm
  • Project Year


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  • Landscape Design

    Z+T Studio,Shanghai
  • Interior Design

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Text description provided by the architects. Pins De La Brume Hotel is on side of the entrance road of Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou, looking far into the North Peak. The original building is masonry structure built at the end of 20th century. The client hoped to upgrade it into a modern business hotel with traditional Chinese approach. Our design emphasized on arranging the space sequence of the buildings, establishing the utilization of interior and exterior spaces and visual relationship, and upgrading the exterior façade.

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The main entrance of the building was moved to the south gable from the location facing to the central courtyard. The new fire exit staircase was enclosed by glass curtain wall with wood screen inside to create the metaphor of “lantern”. The first floor of the south building provided a continuous long hallway by consolidating the structure, and faced to the central courtyard enclosed by the buildings. The continuous and profound overhang indicated the extension of the space towards outside. Guests might enjoy the natural landscape reflected by the “water mirror” under the canopy. An independent entrance of the restaurant was located on Linyin Road on the north. A triangular canopy was the connection between the road and the buildings in multi-directions.


There was a lawn and a “water mirror” in the central courtyard, which were the key landscape elements of the public space together with the reserved camphor tree here. An outdoor swimming pool was located at the open space area on the south. Guests on the ground floor may directly jump into the pool from their rooms. The upgraded roof top could be an outdoor restaurant facing to the North Peak, or be a garden for parties. The presidential suite on the top floor of the building had its own private roof deck enclosed by glass curtain wall.

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The building façade was divided into several simple forms by different facade materials. The façade was divided into two sections by the eave based on the interior functions. The lower section was enclosed by transparent glass walls and landscape walls, creating extended horizontal composition. The material of the suspended ceilings underneath of the eave was warm color solid wood. Vertical lines were used on the upper section. The vertical light color stone walls and glass balconies of the guestrooms created dark and bright rhythm. The simple, smooth and delicate material combination provided the building with quiet, introverted, exquisite and noble characters.

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Cite: "Pins De La Brume Hotel / GOA Architects" 13 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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