Located in the scenic, cultural and commercial heart of Fuzhou city overlooking the famous Wuyi Square, Fuzhou Shangri-La is a forward-thinking redevelopment and transformation of an existing high-end hotel, from a single purpose building into a new mixed-use, urban resort.
Lead8’s design delivers a successful 121,869sqm transport-oriented mixed-use development, combining retail, a refurbished hotel, a new Grade A office tower, as well as a direct connection to a new subway station.
Inspired by the rich architectural history and unique visual culture of Fujian province, the tag line “Old meets New”, was Lead8’s broad design concept and inspiration for the architecture and interiors of the development, adapting its design language from the traditional Tulou or roundhouse, the nearby Qing Dynasty White Pagoda, and traditional city gates.
Lead8’s design of the 50,000sqm retail centre and a 100m tall office tower puts an emphasis on the wider community, encouraging the use of its open, public spaces by residents and visitors alike. Experiential connections between open spaces, escalators and bridges allow people to move seamlessly between shops, the atrium, a rooftop food village, outdoor green spaces and public gardens.
The existing Shangri-La Hotel, originally opened in 2005, is rejuvenated and fashioned, in every aspect of décor and design detail, to express the Shangri-La values of ‘hospitality from the heart’.
A new business hub adds an essential commercial amenity to the development. The office tower provides two levels of co-sharing workspace, thirteen floors of Grade A office and two upper levels for premium offices.