Park Zoo Hotel

Designed by: X+Living
For client: Hangzhou Bozhu Hotel Management CO., LTD Floor area: 18000.00 M² Year of completion: 2018
Submitted for: Hotel of the Year

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art installation: Noah's Ark and the Ladder

About the Project

This is no doubt a hotel based on the animal theme. However, we didn’t simply create a series of adorable and graceful animal-shaped installations in order to attract great attention in the intensely competitive market. Infusing the space with the deep love for animals, we transformed the hotel into an art exhibition, where customers are able to observe and feel the real situation facing the endangered animals in the present moment. Instead of paying great emphasis on shaping styles, we have integrated structure, streamline, colors and graphics in order to create the elegant temperament of the space. The visual effects of the background compose of minimalist patterns which were abstracted from the concept of nature world, creating a solemn atmosphere where it is more likely to arouse the customer’s feeling of compassion towards endangered animals. The art installations have both the ornamental and functional value, which can also serve as leisure chairs. We believe that the story lines embodied in the installations have offered a number of perspectives for people to grasp a clear understanding of our living environment.

What’s unique about it

The overall hue, furnishings as well as the materials used in the Park Zoo Hotel have together presented a sense of beauty and refinement. This kind of beauty aims not to provide a one-time visual impact, but to offer an entertaining exploration to the rich details in the design. The client requires for an animal theme hotel. However, we didn’t simply create a series of adorable and graceful animal-shaped installations in order to attract great attention in the intensely competitive market. Instead, we tried to focus on a more sophisticated topic which is much worthy of public concern, that is, animal protection. Considering that this is a profit-oriented commercial space, to display the precarious living condition of animals while avoiding reproduction of cruel persecution facing with the animals had become a big challenge for us. We created a series of art installations to act as a storyteller, which have revealed the predicament of the endangered animals, aiming at awakening the conscience of the visitors. In terms of material selection, we also considered environmental protection. The wall art installations with the theme of domestic garbage used more than one thousand cans that are recycled, with the purpose of encouraging people to reflect on the way of garbage disposal.

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art installation: the gun

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guest room

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guest room

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art installation

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art installation

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fork-shaped chairs

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