Sheung Wan Ibis Hotel Multi-storey Hotel with Retail Podium by Chung Wai, Tony Lam

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Sheung Wan Ibis Hotel

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Multi-storey Hotel with Retail Podium

INSPIRATION:
The story begins by tracing back in the 1920s Sheung Wan. The design reflects the historical streetscape of Hong Kong. The identity of the rectangular tenement house all seems to be in specific repetitive order, forming a uniform but dynamic streetscape. The huge advertising signage makes up major parts of the Hong Kong streetscape. The advertising panels formed numerous layers with different orientations and different colours. The colours mainly found in the ad signage were blue, red, yellow, orange and green. In this regard, these colour elements were adopted to form the skeleton of our architectural design.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Ibis Hotel has been designed had total of 34 floors. GF lobby main entrance and two shops faced Des Voeux Road West. One point site access to loading/unloading at Bonham Strand West and it is a street with single direction traffic from Bonham Strand. 1st floor and 2nd floor are restaurant area. 3rd floor is podium carpark deck which served by a car lift from GF loading/unloading dock. 4th Floor is hotel management office. 5th floor is hotel main reception, with hotel restaurant on 6th floor. 7th floor is the structural transfer plate. MEP plant rooms located 4th, 33nd to 34th roof plant. Typical guest room floors are between 8th to 16th floor and 17th to 32nd floor which containing 440 rooms in 22 floors. Total project GFA is 20249.464m2 The huge advertising signage makes up major parts of the Hong Kong streetscape. It forms numerous layers in an arbitrary way with different orientations and colours. The ‘juxtaposition’ shapes out the ‘City of Mosaic’ and gives a strong dynamic character to Hong Kong. The building is at a corner site facing two streets. One is a busy street with lots of advertising signage, the other a quiet precinct of traditional Chinese trading business. The façade design responses to these two different characters. The elevation facing the busy street is with different shapes of colour glazing echoing the energetic character of the street of signage. The elevation facing the quiet side is cladding with golden colour Chinese ink inscription meaning “Guest House” on black colour background, which recalls the traditional Chinese signage character. Atop the mosaic podium is a tree, another symbol of Hong Kong local character as trees are commonly found growing on the roof line of the downtown city. The hotel exterior is set to be a new landmark and icon in the area, and an interesting streetscape to blend in with both modernity and heritage of Hong Kong whilst enlivening Sheung Wan as an up-and-coming tourist area. The outstanding design fully echoes with the Hotel‘s benchmark for the corporate up-branding as well as being one of Ibis’ Asian flagships in terms of its scale.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Design commence: June 2007 Completion: February 2012 No 28 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, HONG KONG

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The orientation of the building embraces different viewing experiences. The design of elevation has taken into account the harbour view being the most significant view for hotel rooms. The glazing area at high-zone of the eastern side elevation has been maximized for the full benefit of capturing the harbour view . The same principle also applied to the window design in order to maximize the best capture of the significant harbour view.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
34 storeys of hotel rooms, carpark and retail shops, total building height: 133.46m Site Area: 1354.5m2 Gross Floor Area: 20311.9m2 Guestroom: 440nos

TAGS:
hong kong sheung wan ibis hotel, ibis hotel, sheung wan hotel

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The main focal point of the design is the design concept elements , which brought this building alive. The idea is to give people a memorable experience of this exclusive building design by using a modern and vibrant design outlook to signify the historical memory of Sheung Wan and Hong Kong. The building design is related to the historical setting of Sheung Wan back in the 1920s, where Sheung Wan area is one of the important trading/ business interchange for Hong Kong. There were lots of hotel (known as ‘Inn’ at that time, the Chinese word ‘Inn’ became one of our design element) around this area. The rectangular tenement houses all seems to be in specific repetitive order, forming a uniform but dynamic streetscape. By looking at the streetscape transformation from 1920s to current time, the juxtaposition of buildings on the streetscape form the skin of the elevation design with the juxtaposition of curtain wall and window wall, which highlighting the design concept‘ City of Mosaic’. The hotel exterior and outlook is eye-catching which stands out in Sheung Wan area where Hong Kong heritage prevails. The hotel exterior is set to be a new landmark and icon in the Sheung Wan district, an interesting streetscape to blend in both modernity and heritage of Hong Kong whilst enlivening Sheung Wan as an up-and-coming tourist area. It fully echoes with the Hotel being featured as one of Asian ibis flagships in terms of its hotel scale and benchmark of the hotel branding.

CHALLENGE:
Hong Kong has also been named as concrete forest. Towers have been built everywhere. You only see grey, blue, silver and white on those towers. Ibis Hotel design is the first building to break through the “Architectural Color”, created an iconic shape multi-colors building which telling the story and represent Hong Kong.

ADDED DATE:
2014-06-27 03:26:55

TEAM MEMBERS (11) :
Client: Bright Century Ltd, Hotel Operator: AAPC (Thailand) Ltd, Architect: Tony Lam (AGC Design ltd), Structural Engineer: Meinhardt (C&S) Ltd, E/M Engineer: Meinhardt (M&E) Ltd, ELV Engineer: Shen Milsom & Wilke Ltd, Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall, Licensing Consultant: Chan & Wong Associates Ltd, Main Contractor: Paul Y. Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd, Foundation Contractor: Kin Wing Foundations Ltd and

IMAGE CREDITS:
main image : (photo) Marcel Lam
image 01: (photo) Marcel Lam
image 02: (photo) Marcel Lam
image 03: (photo) Marcel Lam
image 04: (photo) Marcel Lam

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
AGC Design Limited

PROFILE:
AGC Design Limited is a renowned Hong Kong based master planning, architectural and interior design firm, founded in 1999 by four architects with an endeavor to create well-integrated modern design with innovative approach. We are also selected as one of the emerging young Hong Kong architects by HKIA at year 2001. Our long time commitment of design excellence yet practical solution is proven by many of our award winning projects in retail, entertainment and hospitality design. We believe in meeting our clients’ functional and budgetary needs and to add value to their activities through quality design and effective project management. We are diversified but also expertise. Our collaboration with many international architectural firms provides very good opportunities in fostering our new design ideas for the global market. Openness and receptiveness to new ideas and technologies ever motivate our design enthusiasm and social responsibilities towards a sustainable and harmonious built environment. Since 2003, we have been recipient of the title of ‘Caring Company’ awarded by the Hong Kong Council of Social Services.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Sheung Wan Ibis Hotel Multi-storey Hotel With Retail Podium by Chung Wai, Tony Lam is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Sheung Wan Ibis Hotel Multi-storey Hotel With Retail Podium by Chung Wai, Tony Lam is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014 - 2015.



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