Hangzhou Waves


International practice JDS architects has created the winning competition proposal 'Hangzhou Waves', a luxury hotel and office complex in the Hangzhou Xintiandi district of Hangzhou, China. Placed back-to-back, 
the pair of structures mirror each other in form, opening a central void into each of the volumes which introduces natural daylight into the core of each building. 
Comprised of small cubes, the exterior appearance of the hotel is a result of a series of stepped terraces which extend from each room providing surfaces for vegetation to produce a green roof effect. The downward sloping profile allows views of the adjacent park and canal.
The office tower's main facade undulates from the highest point forming a smooth green roof with a skylight above a central atrium. Daylight enters all of the interior spaces either through the perimeter glass curtain walls or the internal glazed void.
Description from designboom.


13 photos and 17 drawings

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