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Alila Yangshuo- Yangshou, Guilin, China

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Building: Alila Yangshou
Location: Yangshou, Guilin, China
Completion: 2017
Architect: Vector Architects
Structural: Zheng Wenzhao, Li Bo, Zhou Xianzhong
Lighting Consultants : Klaasen Lighting Design
Interior Design: Ju Bin, Horizontal Space Design
MEP: Sen Lin, Haijia Li, Fuliang Wei, Jiaorong He, Yu Gao / Shenzhen JS M&E Engineening Desing Co.Ltd
Area: 16,000 square meters

AE Interests: Sugar mill repurposed as hotel ,keeps consistent with the original industrial aesthetic, reflecting pool, sunken plaza, shear walls, hollow concrete blocks and cast-in place concrete used to keep new structure light and blend in with the old masonry, surrounded my mountains and faces the Li River so the main building has 3 main cave-like structures connected by a pathway to represent the interaction between man-made and the natural, caves located to visually connect with the mountainscape, perforated screens for natural ventilation and lighting and protects the building from the road, new buildings are simple in shape to not take away from the re-purposed sugar mill

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Written by Angie Liu

November 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Posted in Built

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