CHAO hotel beijing transformed by GD-lighting design CHAO hotel beijing transformed by GD-lighting design
oct 18, 2016

CHAO hotel beijing transformed by GD-lighting design

 

 

located in the bustling sanlitun of beijing, the CHAO is a renovated boutique-style hotel with its lighting developed by grand sight design international limited (GD-lighting design). the 180 rooms building— influenced by the ‘nest’ of animals — uses a multi-level and diversified space strategy through different materials, colors and elements that reflect its historical charm.

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entrance to the CHAO hotel
(above and main) image © he shu

 

 

the CHAO hotel stands out from typical designs; in addition to the traditional hotel functions, book walls, underground exhibition room and stages were also designed for a variety of future activities. this adds a sense of culture and society to the overall atmosphere of CHAO. lighting design takes full account of the basic hotel functions and artistic demands; GD-lighting design has fully integrated changes between light and shadow, artistic trends and cultural aspects: when approaching and walking through the hotel, lighting creates spatial surprises for guests in every subtle detail.

 

‘today, the overall light environment of a hotel has become an important factor in determining the hotel quality. within a habitat, the distinctive lighting…perfectly blends in with architecture and the environment. in this creative space of culture, art, and lighting, design is no longer simple or ordinary; the use of bright and dark, strong and weak, with the vivid rhythm and dazed colors, create… a pleasant or even psychedelic CHAO- flavored extraordinary experience’, explains GD-lighting design.

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daylight hall:  the aesthetics is fully revealed by wall luminaries on both sides — an ideal place for exhibitions
image © he shu

GD lighting design CHAO hotel beijing designboom
lobby atrium: bright and dark contrasts/ a sudden sense of openness is felt after the guest enter the hotel
image © he shu

GD lighting design CHAO hotel beijing designboom
the lobby atrium has a striking pattern of light vs. dark
image © he shu

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first floor restaurant bar: the ceiling’s metallic texture and candle-like luminaries create a strong industrial feeling
image © he shu

GD lighting design CHAO hotel beijing designboom
second floor book bar restaurant: lighting takes focus on elevation details, filling the space with culture and heritage
image © he shu

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presidential suite: linear luminaries evenly brighten the step junction, creating a warm and home-like atmosphere
image © he shu

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guestroom
image © he shu

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guestroom living space
image © he shu

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cigar room
image © he shu

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outdoor overview of the CHAO hotel
image © he shu 

 

 

project info:

investor : citi(beijing)construction co., ltd
lighting design: gd-lighting design
chief designer: yenchih wang iald professional member
design team: tim cheng, hui ren, xin qi
location: sanlitun, beijing, china
completion date: 2016.08

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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