dEEP Architects have developed a design concept for the development of an art-based hotel that will be constructed just north of the Beijing National Stadium (The Bird Nest) as part of Beijing’s “Post Olympic Commercial Strategy.” The design concept, which the architects call “A Fluid Dream,” borrows from several sources. The surrealism of Salvador Dali is a driving force of formal fluidity of the design, while the concept of a nest egg is the source of privacy for the hotel units, derived from the affectionate nickname of the nearby stadium. Read on for more on this project after the break. This dream hotel will occupy approximately 10,000 sq meters and will have about 1,500 square meters of courtyard space. The interior spaces are designed with a fluid formality, from columns to atriums and balconies; the spatial definition of the interiority of the hotel is soft and continuous. The design also includes the reformation of the stadium’s original concourse level, where it will be transformed into the hotel’s executive floor composed of several living spaces.
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