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Hotel Indigo Shanghai Jing’An
Designer: Cathy Wang
Design Type: Hotel & Lodging
Company / Organization / School: Montaigne Design
Team Members: Cathy Wang
The project is located in the north of Suzhou Creek, one of the historical economical centers in shanghai, set amongst few trademark locations and other international hotels. As the city rapidly changes, so does the taste of its inhabitants and visitors, the customers now are eager for innovative experiences. The existing architecture was an office building, the site demanded for the creation of a renovated environment to embrace Indigo’s cutting-edge hospitality standards. The project spontaneously response to the site disadvantages which include limited stories height and lacking of light. Instead of creating a brand new bright space will cause more time and cost, the design aims to imbuing the space with an air of mystery and art by juxtaposing dramatic lighting with carefully selected colors and materials. The height is reinforced when the huge corrugated glasses are placed on the entire wall in the reception area, The LED panels on the walls keep on presenting images which are related with the hotel geographic area, invite the traveler to a contemporized story. The designed space perfectly meets the client’s limited budget requirement and ensures that the fantastical design interventions disguise the shortcomings of the old building. When “boutique hotels” seem to lack character as a result of non-specific and generic solutions that could be anywhere in the world, the renovation project of Shanghai Jing’an Indigo is a modern – day interpretation of the stories related with its specific location, created a place in which memories of the building, the location and the guests are crystalized by art, fashion and multiple media.