2022 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Platinum Winner

Hotel Indigo Nanjing Garden Expo

Entrant Company

YANG & Associates Group

Category

Interior Design - Hotels & Resorts

Client's Name

Country / Region

China

The hotel is located in Nanjing Tangshan Garden Expo, covering an area of 13,745 sq.m. The Indigo brand is always at the heart of closely related neighborhoods. Therefore, the design team has conducted a thorough geological and cultural investigation of Tangshan and drawn on Tangshan’s original environmental features. Inspired by Tangshan’s mineral ore, the team decided to make it the theme of the space.

It is the first time that the Indigo brand has entrusted a design team with telling Indigo’s neighborhood story. The team had only one year to work from the design concept to the implementation. Within the limited time, the team managed to create a unique space experience, accurately interpret Indigo’s neighborhood culture, and enhance the competitiveness of the hotel. The adoption of colorful glass, metal mirror and acrylic creates a forest-like mood in the lobby area. The design of the lobby bar and the ADD restaurant is inspired by bonfire, miner’s lamp, and the arc shape of the tent, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The lift lobby and the corridor are transformed into mini exhibition halls for exploration instruments. With the theme of “natural recovery,” the guest rooms bring in forests, plants, and mosses. The minibars and nightstands in the guest rooms are in the form of mining toolboxes, blended into the surroundings. The hotel has stood out from competitors in the area and earned a reputation for its distinctive theme, exciting experiences and neighborhood story.

Tangshan is rich in geological resources. In a 1 kilometer radius, there are mine pits dating back over a millennium, abandoned quarries and national geological parks. The design team hopes that the guests’ stays at Hotel Indigo Nanjing will be an immersive “Journey of the Explorer” to experience the vitality of the revived mine pits.

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