A variety of ceramics and terracotta in the new hotel designed by David Bureau Chipperfield Architects and AIM Architecture Studios.

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The Taoxichuan Hotel, belonging to the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, is located in a special place — the city of Jingdezhen, the “porcelain capital” China. The history of ceramic production dates back almost two thousand years here, and the streets of the city and old houses are decorated with tiles and tile decor. To pay tribute to the decorative and architectural traditions of the area, specialists from the David bureau Chipperfield Architects and AIM Architecture Studios have actively integrated different types of ceramics into the architecture and interiors of the hotel. 

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

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The expressiveness of the laconic buildings of the hotel is given by the facades of red brick, the monolithic elements of which the architects opposed with openwork partitions and fences. Developing the concept of interiors, the authors conceived the sequence of the hotel’s public spaces as a metaphorical “journey” on the history of Chinese porcelain. Thus, the lobby is dedicated to the origin of the material, the lounge area to the production process, the banquet hall to technological discoveries, the restaurant to popularity, the spa area to the formation of heritage. 

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“We tried to use ceramic finishing materials in each space in our own way,” the designers from AIM Architecture explain. “Here you can find contrasting combinations of rough untreated terra cotta surfaces and the fragile refinement of porcelain.” Guests are greeted by a spacious lobby with a minimalistic maze of platforms in red terrazzo – matching the red-brick columns. On the platforms, the architects placed installations similar to frozen lava, inspired by traditional kilns for firing ceramics and the processes accompanying firing. 

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

On a peach-red background, the reception area and the lounge room stand out vividly: the architects have lined the walls and floor with dark green tiles in celadon glaze. The cellular pattern of the tile layout picks up the coffered ceiling, and the abundance of glossy surfaces is compensated by soft carpets and cozy furniture in the spirit of the mid-century. 

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

In the interior of the restaurant, the terracotta architectural background was paired with a deep blue shade reminiscent of cobalt porcelain. There is a dark ceiling, a “cloudy” pattern of tiles on the floor and porcelain decoration of spinning elements on traditional Chinese tables. 

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Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

The guest rooms look almost monochrome and look logical in the context of the terracotta architecture of the complex. Peach-colored textile wall panels coexist with built-in structures made of natural wood and fine-grained terrazzo. Multifunctional “bath” blocks, including shelves, sinks and a bathtub, are especially good. 

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Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

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Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

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Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

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Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

Новый отель сети Hyatt в Китае

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