2023 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Gold Winner

Tien Hsiang Lo, The Landis Hotel

Entrant Company

Steven Leach Group

Category

Interior Design - Hospitality

Client's Name

The Landis Hotel

Country / Region

Taiwan

At the intersection where traditional flavors of Hangzhou meet innovative modern twists on cuisine, Tien Hsiang Lo achieves a delicate balance that delights guests with every dish. The spatial design applies the spirit and imagery of this gorgeous lake, and the result was achieved using a variety of materials giving a sense of serenity and connection to nature.



Gastronomes are first greeted with a transitional entryway where the non-linear hall creates a sense of mystery, encouraging guests to explore the “West Lake” with heightened expectations. Travertine stone walls in warm colourways with soft gentle curves add character to this area; the stone pieces arranged horizontally symbolize the ancient bridges and pagodas scattered around the West Lake. A featured column located between the dining area and transitional space naturally forms a branch for circulation, while the VIP Room is cleverly hidden away with an unobtrusive separate entrance from the main dining area.



The open dining area is like a snapshot of West Lake through the seasons of time. The gradual colour gradients of the carpet represent the sparkles of a shimmering lake bathed in soft sunlight; the different tones of the walls and hanging artwork reflect elements from green mountains to animals and buildings. The split-horizontal octagonal column design abstractly symbolizes the famous twin towers of West Lake – an ancient building rising from the mist, representing the highest point of the old land. Each table can be regarded as a canoe or island on the lake and diners are magically engrossed within the dining experience. The lively atmosphere includes plants and foliage that add visual interest, while high-contrast patterns compliment the area with a modern flare. Overlapping oval screens unify the entire space, representing both the weeping willows and the Metasequoia found on the far shore of the West Lake. Ink paintings printed on wallpaper were placed on the West and the North sides with meaningful sentiments. On the East side, famous calligraphy tapestries pay homage to the culture and literary gatherings of Hangzhou.

Credits

Partner in Charge
David Pipkin AIA, LEED AP
Partner in Charge
Peter Young
Project Director
Amy Huang
Designer
Kaiwen Chang
Graphic Designer
Huan Tu
MEP
Jamie Lee
Carpets
Milliken
Pendant Lamp
Arturo Alvarez
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