Lissoni & Partners: The Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing
The Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, is an exciting project by Lissoni Casal Ribeiro.
The new hotel will be constructed within an abandoned industrial area and inaugurated in 2022, on the occasion of the Beijing Winter Olympics. The entire complex, named Shougang Park, is around 20 km from the Forbidden City and is where many of the Game’s sports venues will be situated. The 5-star hotel managed by Shangri-La will include a series of interconnected structures divided between the Main Building housing the common areas and the Guestrooms Building that will accommodate 282 rooms.
This integrated project by Lissoni Casal Ribeiro regards the architecture of the façades together with the design of the interiors and that of the internal and external green spaces.
The existing structural framework of the Main Building is maintained but emptied of its interior to reveal a skeleton of clear industrial heritage consisting of concrete walls and steel roof trusses, evidencing those ravages and markings of time that have transformed it into a fascinating backdrop.
An extensive façade in glass covers the original structure, enclosing the building in a transparent skin that leaves the style of the building intact while controlling the light and temperature inside, transforming the architecture into a large and contemporary winter garden filled with greenery.
The building that houses 282 rooms is connected to the Main Building by an elevated bridge. The design intent here was to soften the overall massing by dividing it into smaller volumes separated by vertical openings. To give balance and proportion to the structure, the façade is visually divided into three different horizontal layers: the ground floor with terraces and cantilevering canopies that detach the building from the ground giving it an air of lightness; a second and more compact layer and finally a large canopy that floats above the roof, sheltering it from direct sunlight and concealing the MEP areas.
Design Team: Piero Lissoni with
Architecture: Miguel Casal Ribeiro, Ricardo Hernandez, Mattia Susani, Francesco De Matteis
Landscape: David Pouliot
Interior design: Tania Zaneboni, Ilia D’Emilio, Sara Cerboneschi, Marco Gottardi, Tianzhou Chen, Iacopo Taddeo, Roberto Berticelli, Rodrigo Tellez, Patrizia Marconi
Render: Alessandro Massi Mauri, Alberto Massi Mauri, Alessandro Grasso
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