Beijing Art Hotel 23
The Beijing Art Hotel acts as a counterpoint
With its striking zigzag geometry, the hotel
to the new Tadao Ando-designed museum in
cuts across the landscape. Firmly anchored
on the eastern end, the structure rises above the ground plane at the western end, ﬂoating
At the site entrance, the museum is conceived
as it is reﬂected in the pond below. Directly
as an oval ﬂoating in a reﬂecting pond and
accessible from the hotel and museum, a
accessible via a pedestrian bridge. The crisp,
destination lounge hovers in the water like a
angular planes of the hotel provide a sharp
droplet poised for immersion.
contrast to the soft, oval form of the museum. This design creates a boundary edge for the
Located in an accent pavilion, the ballroom
museum space and a surface for its
and ancillary facilities form the western
enclosure of the arrival plaza. Based on ﬂoor-area ratio constraints, many of the
◄ aerial view
The 180-key, ﬁ ve-star boutique hotel
dining areas sit below grade, opening onto a
functions in the landscape like a liaison,
recessed water garden that is designed as an
balancing the water side of the museum with
“oval void” and is visible from the
the land side of the hotel.
museum’s solid oval.
2014 design annual
339,000 sq. ft. / 31,500 sq. m.