Greenland Zhengzhou Hotel
- May – August 2010
- Project Area
- 29,700 square feet (2,800 square meters) with 244 keys
- Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Structural; Arup, MEP Engineering; RJA International, Fire Protection; Lerch Bates, Vertical Transportation
- Reinforced concrete and steel structure, glazed curtain wall system of fire-rated glass spandrel and clear, LoE vision panels, perforated metal scrims, light shelves and sunshades with photovoltaic panels on southern exposures, fritted glass on east and west facades
A five-star boutique hotel, Greenland Zhengzhou sits atop the shorter south tower of this mixed-use development. Its floors offer amenities selected for luxury travelers; its innovative design has comfort in mind. From the lighting to the furnishings that augment it, every aspect of bKL’s design enhances the guest experience.
Hotel amenities include a ballroom and meeting spaces connected to outdoor terraces. Sky-bridges also house a lap pool, fitness center, spa, and meditation garden. The hotel’s rooftop lounge offers panoramic views of Zhengzhou and its surroundings. At every turn, Greenland Zhengzhou Hotel exudes an appreciation for the needs of the international executive class.
Shaoxing Jinghu Hotel
- January – March 2011
- Project Area
- 1,200,000 SF (113,500 Sq. Meters)
- Magnusson Klemenic Associates, Structural; Lerch Bates, Vertical Transportation
- Reinforced concrete frame, window wall with LoE vision glass, metal panel, translucent glass and metal fabric scrim, stone cladding and paving
Since the early Tang Dynasty, Shaoxing has been known throughout China for its silk production. This continuing legacy is the inspiration for bKL’s design of both the form and surface of this new 820 ft (250 meter) mixed-use hotel and apartment tower set on a downtown lake.
Glass, metal fabric and metal panels are woven into a skin that rolls and falls as a silk drapery. The resulting floor configuration provides southern exposure for all 260 serviced apartments and a unique expression for each hotel room tier. The building’s surface is a pattern of open, partial, and solid material inherently providing passive solar control.
The undulating tower’s skin lifts off the ground to reveal multi-story entry lobbies and cores. A luminous horizontal form encloses the hotel’s conference, meeting and business center; a ballroom opens to the adjacent roof garden. A restaurant, bar and lounge float at the top, overlooking the lake and historic city beyond.
Amenity floors, marked externally by a separation of the building skin between the lower hotel floors and the upper apartment levels, include a pool, fitness center, and lounge. Commercial space in the tower is united with the street and surrounding urban environment by a swath of building skin designating its presence.