Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort

Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort by Mad Architects




Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortSheraton Moon Hotel is located next to Nan Tai Lake in Huzhou, a city situated west of Shanghai and north of Hangzhou, overlooking Suzhou and Wuxi across the lake.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortSince ancient times, Huzhou has been known as “the house of silk” and “the land of plenty” and is the only ancient city of culture in the surrounding area named after the lake.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortThe favorable cultural and geographical environment brings both traditional and modern atmospheres to the hotel, distinguished by its unique design which integrates the building into the waterscape of Tai Lake, subsequently creating a poetic yet artificial echo of the natural landscape.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortThe Moon Hotel takes full advantage of its waterfront by directly integrating architecture and nature.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortThe circular building corresponds with its reflection in the water, creating a surreal picture and connection between real and phantom.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortBeneath the sunlight and the reflection of the lake, the curved shape of the building is crystal clear. When night falls, the entire building is lit up brightly by both its interior and exterior lighting.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortSoft light wraps around the hotel and the water, resembling the bright moon rising above the lake, blending classic and modern through the reflection.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortThe clear ring-shape posed a great challenge to the structural design and eventually, a “reinforced concrete core-tube” featuring high capacity, light weight and excellent earthquake resistance, was implemented while simultaneously reducing environmental pollution during construction.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortThe mesh curved surface structure makes the building more solid and it is this solidity that is further enhanced by the bridge-like bracing steel structure that connects with the double cone structure at the top floor.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortThe hotel façade is covered with layers of fine-textured white aluminum rings and glass, bringing about illusion and drama of the building scale.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortThe resort features 282 luxurious guestrooms, 39 HotSpring Villas, two Presidential Villas, and a Spa Village that offers five different types of spa experiences, as well as a few techniques that reduce its energy consumption.
Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring ResortLocation: Huzhou, China
Architects: MAD Architects
Associate Engineers: Shanghai SianDai Architecture Design (Group)
Structural Engineer: China Majesty Steel Structural Design
Façade/Cladding Consultants: Zhejiang Zhongnan Curtain Wall, Shanghai Timalco Curtain Wall Engineering
Building Area: 59,686 sqm
Building Height: 102.2 m / 335 feet
Cost: $1.5-billion
Year: 2013
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