Taoxichuan Hotel, in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt
AIM Architecture with David Chipperfield Architects
Set in phase 2 of Taoxichuan, the art and tourism development in the heart of Jingdezhen, this project celebrates all things ceramic in a one-of-a-kind hotel, called The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. The project is a story of a journey: Like the long and fascinating life of porcelain, a journey toward the unknown, the unexpected, an urge to find the truth, and all the encounters in between.
The physical spaces are divided by themes that feature the porcelain journey from China’s origin, eventually spread and influence in the broader world, and return to its native home. The different spaces are the origin (Lobby), the creation (Lounge), the discovery (Ballroom), the fascination (All Day Dining), the appreciation (Spa and Pool), and the return (Guestrooms).
Each space explores and uses ceramic differently, pulling out different colours and textures. Each area is a piece of the journey. The project seeks to unite raw and refinement, turning ceramics into architecture, interior, furniture, and patterns. From translucent white to glazing greens and blues, from the Silk Road to the kilns, porcelain isn’t just a product, it’s an art form, and a way of being. Thus, the project is also a cultural destination hotel.
Furniture: Normann Copenhagen, Stellar Works, Andreu World and HAY all from M-SPACE. Furniture: AIM with MATZFORM. Finishes, Fittings & Fixtures: Suzhou Gold Mantis Construction Decoration.
Photography: Wen Studio