The new Temple House hotel in Chengdu, China, designed by Make Architects, has opened its doors
The hotel follows a typical Siheyuan or ‘courtyard house’ design with a series of courtyard gardens surrounded by two L-plan medium-rise buildings – one containing a 100-room hotel and the other 42 serviced apartments.
A Qing Dynasty heritage building at the corner of the site has been restored and now acts as the entrance point for the hotel complex.
Guests reach the hotel’s facilities through this restored building’s internal two-storey high courtyard.
The external facades have been solid-built using bricks while walls which face the internal courtyards feature glass facades.
Katy Ghahremani, Make partner and lead architect on the project, said: ‘The design was not a linear process. It was an iterative dialogue with Swire Hotels which made the process much more interesting. We could look at the design holistically and this created a really dynamic relationship between the design of the hotel’s external and internal spaces.’
The hotel forms part of Chengdu’s Daci Temple cultural and commercial complex - a large-scale mixed-use development by Sino-Ocean Land and Swire Properties, in one of the city’s many rapidly developing urban areas.
Location Chengdu, China
Type of project hotel
Client Swire Hotels