Intending to design a building style connected with Wuhan, Shenzhen Rongor Design & Consultant Co.,Ltd conducted a detailed research of the local culture. Sparkling ripples in the East Lake after rain inspired the designers and led them to the answer—water. Wuhan is a city linked by rivers, lakes and pools. Water has not only witnessed its development and prosperity, but also nurtured its history and humanity for thousands of years. So the aim was to create a natural space with water as the theme.
The character of water lies in moving and motionlessness. Therefore, how to embody it and absorb it into space naturally have become the key to their design. As a result, SRD&C turned both real interior and exterior waterscapes, rooftops, walls and screens and even lightings, artworks, murals and ornaments, etc. into vivid carriers of water. And these objectified images of water unexpectedly evokes the visitors’ inner response to beautiful moments.
Real interior and exterior waterscapes were placed on both sides of the entrance, creating a sense of “returning to the nature” in a hustling metropolis. In spatial facade design, the fine and smooth water ripples in the wall made of white jade echo ripple textures formed by changed parts in upper horizontal lines. It looks like some stones are thrown into the lake, rippling the water layer by layer.
For the interior lighting design, they prioritized the presence of the moving rhythm of water clearly. Well-organized composite lights in the reception lobby represent the dewdrops in the early morning. Meanwhile, these lights present strong guidance, flowing naturally in space. Moreover, the component lights above the model area resemble pouring sun shower, immediately drawing visitors’ vision to the central model and making it the focus.
Compared to other spaces, the design of the negotiation area attaches more importance to the creation of inspiring inner communication. The negotiation area is separated by artwork installations and screens is both tranquil and dynamic, modern and traditional, vividly demonstrating the spirit and implication of landscape. The partition screen made of spun silk is dotted with traditional Chinese ink and wash painting, subtly spreading the shading charm and delicacy. Inspired by the modern dance drama “Moon Water” performed by the Cloud Gate Dance Theater in Taiwan, the large artwork installation is hung in the center of the area. Its flexible and unfolding lines are just like dancing in the sun, forming a strong vision reference and thus become the finishing touch of the negotiation area.
About Shenzhen Rongor Design & Consultant Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Rongor Design & Consultant Co., Ltd was founded by renowned designer Qin Yue-Ming in 1999. It is a professional interior design company, whose service has been expanded to the early stage of project planning and architectural design consultant.
Advocating nature and humanity, Rongor Design & Consultant lays stress on spatial processing and devotes to the research of Chinese traditional culture and architectural space. Their design works not only have won universal acclaim from clients and the design industry, but also have received lots of awards from home and abroad, including Green/Sustainable Project Winner in HD Awards by American Hospitality Design Magazine, Hospitality Interior Honorable Mention in American Architecture Prize and Hotel Spa Best Design Award in CIID Interior Design China, etc. Rongor Design & Consultant has also been graded as “China’s most influential design company” and “the best interior design company in Shenzhen”.
Location: Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
Photographer: JING Xu-Feng