This is a project by Nota Design International and it is located at Shenyang, China. Project's program: Interior architecture and façade design for hotel. There are fifteen images for Qing Shui Wan Spa Hotel.
Qing Shui Wan is a high-end hot spring and spa club with hotel rooms located in downtown Shenyang.
This is a 3 storey building with a sprawling area of 7000sqm per floor.
First storey consists of solely the main reception hall/foyer and the hot-springs. The hot springs area is divided into 2 main zone for the different genders.
Second storey houses 184 seater Japanese Restaurant, in-house buffet area, a VIP buffet restaurant, a cinema lounge, rest lounges, tea appreciation areas, a hair saloon, and massage rooms.
Third storey houses the flagship spa with 41 massage rooms, 23 majong rooms, 14 treatment rooms, 2 Turkish Bath, and 24 hotel rooms.
The designers are tasked with the interior architecture as well as the façade design.
The building layout is squarish with standard column grids at fixed interval. The design respected the strong central axis predominant in most grand Chinese Architecture and planning. The elevated grand entrance is created big and deep flanked by series of columns lining the wide stairway, giving the end-users a sense of palace grandeur.
Once in the 3 storey high Atrium, one's eyes will be drawn to the 3 elegant glass bubble lifts which are fronted by a huge feature pool, animated by synchronized water fountains and changing LED lighting. Flanking the atrium are columns transformed into display alcoves with series of red porcelain vases as insets. A deliberate strong display of cultural dominance.
The bubble lifts act as a marker for vertical transportation. Once at the second storey, One is greeted by a spacious lobby which leads one to the F&B cluster. The "wall-less" open-concept plan calls for intelligent use of elements to segregate the spaces physically, but not visually.
For the Japanese restaurant, Light stainless steel chain mail are utilized as drapes while suspended "rocks" (surface-treated concrete secured to stainless steel cable) act as physical screens. Light weight timber trellis interfaces with the dining spaces for a light ethnic touch. Japanese Lacquered table tops act as subtle cultural reminder.
Sitting on the other quieter side of the floor are the Tea appreciation area, rest lounges and the massage rooms. The "floating" Tea Deck surrounded by feature pond acts as the area marker on the sprawling plan.
On the Third storey, an off-angled "floating" deck which houses the service counter and the discussion area established itself as the main feature for the flagship services. A "bridge" leads one from the deck to the spa rooms. An open-concept feel is maintained in the common area while enclosed areas are concealed with rustic feature granite walls fronting the common area. The comparatively lower ceiling is finished with timber trellis with aluminum frameworks to continue the contemporary ethnic feel.
Treatment rooms, spa rooms and hotel rooms use warm hue to establish a sense of homely atmosphere but maintaining a high-end feel through usage of intricate trellises and lattice screens.
Overall, tranquility is achieved with the clever application of simple, uncluttered space planning with injection of ethnic and vernacular elements. Water is introduced as the key intertwining element within the interior to effectively soften the hard edges of the built elements. Moreover, the sounds of the water filtration and fountains form a natural acoustic backdrop for the overall ambiance. Cultural artifacts are added.