Successfully in developing the Lalu Hotel, in Taiwan, the owner plans to expand his hotel business network in Qingdao, China. In this new hotel, he wanted modern architecture feature blends with the coastal environment with the contour of pretty rocks.
Hotel building will stand on the rocks with the land that jutted into the sea. Unlimited sea view and hills around it, will provide a memorable experience. The hotel is located in a country that has four seasons. Sometimes the season difference is quite extreme, especially when it comes winter, coupled with the sea breeze that is too tight.
In addition, it’s important to think the tides to find out what percentage of land that lost at high tide. Including, the impact of global warming to find out how many yards the sea level will rise. This hotel has two different parts of the coast. The beach that at the top has the cliff and nice sand that the position is very sloping. The front of the hotel, such as the lobby was placed on the upper beach. While the under is divided into two, on the south coast, many coral that becomes rear of the hotel.
Division of the building functions are also based on sunrise and sunset. At the top serves to accommodate many great activities to do from morning till noon. While the bottom, centered for the evening activities. The high temperature in this region, the main mass of this building is placed in the middle with view almost 360º. To utilize and respond climate site maximally, then the main building is divided into two facing, north and south, to maximize the use of the site and take a view 360º.
Space that created between the building mass used as a sterile zone to create activity space that not limited by season and extreme weather. The spaces in the middle can be categorized as a sterile zone of the season that quite extreme. When winter comes, in the middle zone serves to keep cold air from the sea, so that people can do many activities freely and comfortably. Swimming pool is designed semi-outdoor for consideration of site and temperature. Rooms at the hotel are divided into several types. Standard terrace (5.4x13m) there are 136 units, 1 bedroom (6x15m or 7x13m) there are 49 units, 2 bedroom (9×16.5m) there are 17 units, and 3 bedroom (12x20m) there are 5 units.
3 bedroom units are placed adjacent to the beach because these units usually will be used by the family. Expected with this treatment, the parents can easily supervise their children. This hotel is equipped with facilities, such as wedding chapel, restaurant, spa / sauna, bar, all day dining, banquet, and other facilities.
Because it has beautiful landscape and without blocking, then the activity can be done anywhere. There are hills and the expanse of sea with charming beach. Anyway still get a view of Qingdao where it only takes an hour to the city by using the ferry.
The most of rooms use wood materials that present a warm atmosphere, providing good contrast to site condition. All rooms view out to sea. The predominant building materials used wood, stone, and exposed concrete.