Hospitality design for a slow pace of life in Anji County, China

This concept design for Anji Bamboo aligns with a desire for a slower pace of life and a return to nature.

Located in Anji County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, this 21,000m2 mixed-use project has a large hospitality element and also offers restaurants, children’s entertainment, leisure facilities and retail.

The rapid development of the city has seen an increase in noise, congestion and a pressurised lifestyle. As an antidote, this design is based on the waterscape of the mountain view, the introduction of hot springs and areas for children to play and return to nature as much as possible. Families can stay at Anji Bamboo and enjoy the simplicity of the landscape and the use of earthy materials such as brick and ceramics.

The building itself is like a sculpture scattered in the city park, stretching against the light, stimulating a wish to explore for those that set their eyes on it. In tandem with the hotel element will be a network of associated services such as outlets for nature education and online advisory sites and products.

The Zhuboyuan bus stop is 400 meters away from the site and very convenient for transportation. On the east side of the site is Fuyu Road and on the south side is Meiling Road. The north side of Mozhu Road connects with an additional 201 provincial roads.

Johnny Jiang (MArch MDA (Master of Design Arts))

Director, Shanghai and Beijing

Johnny has considerable experience in architectural design in both Germany and China and has led many important, large-scale urban design projects, including both architectural and interior design.

He plays a leading role in some of the Shanghai studio’s most significant urban design projects, and is skilled at combining innovative concepts with the requirements of China's market and the local context. Johnny’s leadership during the construction process, and his strict control of project quality, have been widely praised by clients and partners.

Johnny joined Chapman Taylor’s Shanghai studio as a Director in November 2018.

Areas of expertise:

Architecture / Interior Design / Urban Design / Masterplanning / Mixed-use

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