Xiamen SPA

Xiamen, Fujian, China (2015)
site are: 3464m2
GFA: 4128m2
type: hotel, Art museum, gallery, cafe


The intention of this hotel is to both refl ect and to counter this trend. It aims to refl ect a more inspiring aspect of heterotopia, namely a sense of openness and imagination; at the same time, it also aims to counter the emptiness or the ‘non-place’ of this typology. The design aims to do both by introducing an intensifi ed visual culture in this hotel and gallery, where a stay though short and fleeting is saturated and memorable, with inspiring views, of various kinds.