Expo Hotel Complex

Shanghai, China 2013


The program called for 1,200 hotel rooms. In lieu of designing one or two large stand-alone buildings, a dynamic cluster of four hotels was proposed. Two convention hotels and two boutique hotels are joined together by an articulated ’platform’ to create a garden in the sky and an open public space at ground level where people can meet, shop, dine and simply enjoy their time.

Nature becomes a major design component to humanize the built environment and create a special place. In addition, aspects such as building orientation, waste management, lighting, and material selection, among other factors, all combine to make this complex a powerful statement for green design.

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Ballroom and Meeting Space
Retail & Entertainment Venues
Health Club and Spa

Status:  Construction
Site Area:  514,526 sf (47,801 sm)
Gross Building Area:  3,229,173 sf (300,000 sm)