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Zhangjiang Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shanghai, China

Wednesday 29 Sep 2010

A balancing act

Zhangjiang Crowne Plaza Hotel by HKS, Inc. in Shanghai, China
Zhangjiang Crowne Plaza Hotel by HKS, Inc. in Shanghai, China Zhangjiang Crowne Plaza Hotel by HKS, Inc. in Shanghai, China
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HKS design Zhangjiang Crowne Plaza Hotel in Shanghai on concept of balance 

HKS Hill Glazier Studio has been selected to design the 300-room Zhangjiang Crown Plaza Hotel in Shanghai. Located in the Zhangjiang High Tech Park, the hotel features a grand lobby garden, signature restaurant with private dining rooms, ballroom, spa and fitness centre, and a tower level club lounge with garden terrace overlooking Shanghai.

According to Sergio Saenz, senior designer with HKS, the project celebrates the concept of random order. He explains: "It signifies the ‘yin and yang' concept of balance - while incorporating the high-tech vernacular of the area. This iconic building will brand the hotel to the high-tech park unlike any other hotel in the area.

"The exterior façade is a unique blend of blue, green and gold glass patterned into squares and rectangles, representing technology-based mathematical theory. A reflecting pool connects the buildings, promoting a literal translation of balance." The project is expected to be completed in 2012.

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