Tao Hua Dao Hotel

  • Year : 2011
  • Skills : concept design, functional design, AutoCAD drafting, 3D modelling, V-Ray rendering

Tao Hua Dao Hotel is a mixed use project combining both residential and hotel functions. It is located on Tao Hua island near NingBo in ZheJiang province as the island caught the attention of the developers after the local authorities proposed to link several islands with bridges, making them available to inland traffic.

The current project is a proposition for the developer and the concept revolves around a modern approach to the chinese courtyard-system. The whole site was systematized by arranging apartment modules perpendicular and leaving gaps between them at all levels, thus extending the courtyard system on a 3D scale. On a 2D level the building-blocks define several courtyards with different degrees of intimacy while on a 3D level the vertical gaps define both more private gardens and better illuminations of the ground courtyards.

The strongpoint of this concept is that the configuration can be changed according to the client’s needs without much changing the overall image. Also the vertical gaps allow for an easier separation between residence and hotel, as eachother’s percentage was still being discussed.

Technical data:

6 floors;
Hotel area: 11470 m2;
Residence area: 31820 m2;

TOTAL: 43290 m2;

@ZheJiang SouthEast Architecture Design Co. Ltd.