UNStudio's raffles city hosts new conrad hangzhou luxury hotel
 

UNStudio's raffles city hosts new conrad hangzhou luxury hotel

raffles city, the UNStudio-designed mixed-use urban hub in hangzhou, sees the newest addition to its 385,000 square meter complex. the 50 story conrad hangzhou hotel blends seamlessly into the neighboring luxury retail, residential units, restaurants and leisure facilities, providing a comfortable venue for visitors in hangzhou.

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the conrad hangzhou is the latest vertical neighborhood to open as part of the urban development. closely linked to its surroundings, the hotel is directly connected to the luxury boutiques of the raffles city mall, while the qiantangjiang river is just a five-minute walk away. the hotel provides a comprehensive stay with amenities that include a business center and event spaces ranging from boardrooms to a grand ballroom. the hotel also boasts a spa with seven private treatment rooms, a fitness center, yoga room, sauna, indoor pool and whirlpool.

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panoramic vistas are available in every guest room so visitors and guests can enjoy the views spanning across the the living, working and leisure compound. the hotel’s restaurant sits on the 50th floor, making it one of the city’s highest dining venues. its prime location in the city of hangzhou makes the hotel a desirable destination for tourists and business people alike.

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informed by the hangzhou’s natural landscape, UNStudio’s design of the building also reflects the movement of the adjacent river. the tower’s exterior features a wave-like motion, creating a dynamic facade that enhances the building’s appearance. the design further captures the landscaped character of the city, with sunken plazas and green outdoor terraces on the upper podium floors.

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the hotel forms part of raffles city, a mixed-use development that, since its completion in 2017, has become a major landmark in the city. a mix of 24/7 functions occupies two streamlined towers set atop a podium and landscaped plaza. the buildings, one of which hosts the hotel, feature views of the river and west lake areas. conceived as a lively vertical neighborhood and transit hub, raffles city has now become an even more desirable location with the opening of the conrad hangzhou hotel.

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project info:

 

name: raffles city

location: qianjiang new town, hangzhou, china

completion date (year): 2017

client: capitaland china

architect: UNStudio

associate architect: local design institute: china united engineering corporation, hangzhou.

structural engineer: arup shanghai

mep engineer: arup shanghai (interior) saiyo, shanghai

vertical transportation consultant: arup shanghai

façade engineer: mft (meinhardt facade technology)

project management consultant: capitaland

cost consultant: davis langdon & seah consultancy, shanghai

landscape architect consultant: topo design group. llc, shanghai

lighting consultant: overseas: ag licht, bonn. local: leox design partnership, shanghai

leed: arup shanghai, arup leed hong kong.

traffic consultant: mva transport consultants

main contractor: shanghai construction no.4 group co. ltd.

facade contractors: gartner + yuanda

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