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A Five-Star Masterpiece in Beijing

Beijing Art Hotel
Beijing, China

The crisp, angular planes of this five-star boutique hotel function as a counterpoint to the soft, oval form of the new Tadao Ando-designed art museum in northeast Beijing.

With its striking zigzag geometry, the hotel cuts across the landscape and serves as a liaison with the water side of the museum. Firmly anchored on the eastern end, the structure rises above the ground plane at the western end, floating as it is reflected in the pond below. A destination lounge is directly accessible from both the hotel and museum, hovering above the water like a droplet poised for immersion.

The ballroom and ancillary facilities are located in an accent pavilion and form the western enclosure of the arrival plaza. Because of floor-area ratio constraints, many of the dining areas sit below grade, opening onto a recessed water garden that is designed as an oval void and is visible from the museum’s solid oval.


339,000 sq. ft. / 31,500 sq. m.
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