CCD did not modernise the hotel’s interior. Instead, the team drew inspiration from local cultural context, and leveraged simplistic languages to integrate the space into nature.
The bowl-shaped entrance space of the hotel has a carved-out opening on the top, which creates echoes. With natural daylight pouring in, light and shadows move in the space and fall on the curved enclosure wall.
The design team mainly utilised low-level lighting, with a view to producing a comfortable and warm luminous ambience. In contrast, lighting for artworks, signs and tabletops are accentuated, to create visual highlights.
The lobby continues with natural design languages: plain materials such as local red burnt bricks, cement and clay have been chosen. There is also a cement-finished backdrop wall, round columns, crock-shaped lamps and geometric front desks.
The atrium is decorated with a shallow, rippling pool in the middle. The architecture and plants are reflected on the water’s surface.