Four Seasons Nanjing 103
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
The 300-key Four Seasons Nanjing is on
Reﬂecting the sophistication of the Four
a prominent site in the heart of what was
Seasons brand and its guests, the 300-room
once Nanjing’s national government district.
hotel has an elegant, contextual feel. Dark
Located near the former presidential palace
brickwork and punched openings integrate
and government center, the new hotel tower
the spirit of traditional Mingguo design
sits adjacent to a series of smaller residential
in a modern way. Juxtaposing the sleek,
buildings reﬂecting China’s early-20th-century
reﬁned curtain wall of the tower with the
Mingguo architectural style.
historic structures reinforces the theme of a contemporary building in an historic context.
West of the site, Nanjing’s newest museum faces the primary lobby. A primary boulevard
By incorporating the residential scale of the
with mature trees borders the south side.
masonry structures on the arrival side and transitioning to a sleek glazed skin along the
The plan creates clear edges for the irregular
avenues, the design creates an appropriate
site, with a private, residential-scale arrival
urban-scale response to the surroundings.
court. A separate residential tower sits on the boulevard to the south in an area zoned for taller structures. The Mingguo structures will be retained and redeveloped as a boutique retail and dining destinations.
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2014 design annual
759,000 sq. ft. / 70,500 sq. m.
Published on Sep 3, 2014
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