Aedas Architecture commissioned by Nan Fung China Development ltd to design a new hotel located in Guangzhou, China. This project called Pazhou Hotel, will be completed in 2012. The project sited on 159,142 sq.m., fronts directly onto one side of the water the location affords views to the water from both directions. The lobby, which straddles the other side of the pre-function concourse for the exhibition hall, has stacked support spaces until the fourth floor where these supporting functions have space to open up horizontally.A grand 60 meter atrium ties all these activities together, which is surrounded by the hotel rooms of the tower. Sliding floor plates break down the bulky mass and allow light to enter the inner exhibition hall. The lower levels include multiple levels of retail spaces, an exhibition hall and eateries, and there is a connection to a subway station on the lower floor.
“The design strives to be unique and iconic to give the project a strong and comfortable identity within its surroundings, aiding in its success among competing neighbors.”