Name of Project: Le Meridien
Location: Zhengzhou City, China
Category: Hospitality Resort & Hotel
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Le Meridien is located in Zhengzhou City, China. It is a small-scale renovation project which the landscape area is only about 6000 SQM. The architecture – the hotel itself is a five-star hotel completed in 2013 by Neri & Hu. Shma was been invited to redesign the landscape surrounded the hotel in 2019.
Due to the site particularity, the client requests a stunning hotel frontage landscape to upgrade the overall appearance. However, Shma received another task, due to the location that is located in a quite densely populated area the landscape should allow people to appreciate and become one of the landmark for the neighborhood. Simultaneously, lack of ground parking slots is another issue that hotel group emphasized due to Le Meridien is very popular. To design more parking space as part of the landscape is also one of our main concerns.
Creating a sculptural-like landscape that represents the weaving textile industry of Zhengzhou history becomes of both our concept and our goal to create an aesthetically pleasing public space. Meanwhile, easy maintenance and matching the existing lobby pillars and concise architecture style is also a task we need to achieve.
We mainly used two different color and finishing of stainless steel for the planter. Towards the hotel it is black mirror coated stainless steel to create very grand reflective feeling when people looking out from the hotel. Towards the public road side, we used bronze hairline finishing stainless steel to match the grand hotel bronze pillars and also not causing any sunlight pollution to the cars and people passing by.