Client: Taicang Culture & Education Investment and Development
er, evoking the urban planning ideas of the Lifang system from the Tang and Song dynasties. Each individual building was inspired by these ideas, then re-interpreted and refined by design. The site area is just under 10,000 square metres, the total building is 14,500 square metres, which includes a boutique hotel (6300 sqm), a living hall (4500 sqm) and an art exhibition hall (2000 sqm).
The design introduced a 36 diameter circular courtyard which acts as the main body that connects the building, corridor and the courtyard. The framed open space of the courtyard provides a perfect place for scenic lookouts to enjoy the mountain view and serenity from a distance. The material choice of colour, texture and patterns gives the building a strong sense of modernity and novelty, and a unique historical charm.