CLADmag issue 2 2017

Page 105

Le Meridien Zhengzhou For this project, Neri & Hu came up with the concept of the building as an ‘archive’ of new and old objects for travellers to discover. Each of the cantilevered stacked boxes that make up the exterior represents an archive, with local history and culture represented internally by artworks, the materials used and the layout of the spaces.

The inspiration for the atmospheric fi ve-storey atrium came from the nearby Longmen Caves. Skylights allow natural light to fi lter down