Na Nao Hotel

This Hotel, on Nanao Island off Shantou in Fujian Province, China, occupies an area of 2500m2 and represents a movement towards more high end hospitality projects on the island. The hotel hosts 25 rooms, a VIP villa, multiple layers of outdoors spaces and pools as well as public functions such as a cafe, restaurant and tea house. The design combines modern forms with a strong conceptual idea of stacking the accomodation volumes, offsetting and rotating the floor plates to create views, privacy and public areas. The strong modern forms of the architecture are contrasted by traditional Chinese elements in the interior. The steeply sloped site is dealt with through a series of platforms that house the teahouse, swimming pool and restaurant. The room volumes are angled to take advantage of the ocean views to the south of the site.