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Usual Studio：Hotel Mont Mirage is located at Pipashan in Chongqing City which is near Chongqing Liberation Monument. Designed by Usual Studio, the two old Chongqing No. 1 printing factory buildings were transformed into Mont Mirage hotel with novel look. Located on the slope land with spectacle, the two buildings of Mont Mirage sit on the field’s one after the other. With the privileged front view of Yangtze River, guests can have a bird’s eye view of the oasis between the two bridges and enjoy the skyline scenery. This hotel has great views, facing the Yangtze River, that guests could overlook the oasis between the two bridges and enjoy the city skyline.
▼酒店外观 exterior view
▼项目概览 project overview
▼建筑鸟瞰 aerial view of the building
▼改造后的酒店 the hotel after renovation
Due to the historic industrial buildings and beautiful river views in the original site, tourists who have unique style are often being attracted to visit and take pictures. This spot was even picked as one of the favorite places for wedding photo shooting. This also reminds us that the hotel design can be the combination of the filming creativity and the wedding photography industry. The original space has been upgraded to an artistic aesthetic space for the younger people with the theme of “love”, which is also in line with the brand features of Mont Mirage.
▼夜间整体外观 exterior view by night
▼建筑化的“裙摆”空间 the design is inspired by the swinging wedding dress
The bride’s wedding dress swinging with wind is a wonderful classic scene. Picturing the old building is a pretty bride, , our task is to design a suitable wedding dress and bring the most beautiful part out. Therefore, our design concept is to use the dress to connect the two old buildings lightly and softly which makes the old factories have a fresh look.
▼“裙摆”幕墙概览 “wedding dress” facade
The “wedding dress” is made up of cement shell structure and metal curtain wall. This design creates an open space that includes hotel reception, rest space and multifunction rooms. Guests can walk down the path shaped by the structure which making guests to enjoy changing views at different places. The varied space views and experience is what we want to present and bring to the guests, just like the space activity experience in the natural mountain city.
▼“裙摆”由薄壳结构与金属幕墙构成 the “wedding dress” is made up of cement shell structure and metal curtain wall
▼通往屋顶泳池的走廊 corridor to the pool on the roof
新旧对话｜Old and New
We use two methods for reconstruction. One is a new changes, bold and creative. Another is to keep the history part so that both new and old could exist. The new part is like a white canvas, pure and gentle, which contrast sharply with the coarse old wall and the bare cement beam. We tried to create a situation that being in a hotel, guests can feel the vitality and sense of contemporary aesthetics for the reconstruction and recall the historical beauty of the old factory as well.
▼改造前原厂房和原宿舍 the old factory and the dormitory building before renovation
▼建筑分解图 axon exploded
▼通往二层平台的楼梯 stair leading to the second floor
▼二层活动平台 outdoor terrace
There is good historical and aesthetic value in the facade of the factory. Therefore, after the protective restoration, the brick is still used as a building facade. We believe that the facade not only present a dignified sense brought by years , but also to convey the idea that every aging brick can still feel the season changing and the time slipping.
▼修缮后的厂房立面 the renovated facade of the factory building
▼厂房立面细部 facade detailed view
▼通往屋顶的楼梯 stair leading to the roof top
The backyard on the north side is a natural poetic space. The ivy and the brick on the old wall are traces of history. When the sun shines through the leaves, the mottled light and shadow is the wealth given by the years and nature. We want to preserve the uniqueness of this space.
▼后院建筑 building in the backyard
▼后院建筑立面 facade view
▼厂房楼梯间 stair well in the factory building
光影礼赞｜Light and Shadow
We consider “light” as an indispensable design material, including natural light or artificial light.The right design allow the light and shadow to be more than functional, and to create the pleasure of the spirit. For example, the lighting patio of the Atrium Court and the roof skylight of the auditorium not only complements the lighting, but the slender and orderly geometry also outlines the abstract light and shadow matrix, leading the desire longing for stars exploration.
▼中庭平台 the lighting patio
▼大堂接待区 reception in the lobby
▼中庭休息区 atrium relaxing area
▼礼堂室内立面 internal facade of the auditorium
诗意的栖居｜In the Art
We define the hotel as a miniature landscape city. Guests can take a leisurely walk between the lobby and the courtyard, and stay in the art hall to experience the mixture light and shadow. Lights are on when the night falls, guests get a city night view while swimming in the superb rooftop pool.
▼天际酒吧 skyline bar
▼无边泳池 infinite pool
The exclusive view of Yangtze River is for guests staying in the guestrooms. Transformed from old factory, Hotel Mont Mirage possesses the antique glory of old house with the good landscape. It’s an innovation and inspiration for resort hotel to provide different experiences to guests and the industry. We also hope that this reconstruction project will bring some ideas for the current urban renewal and renovation of the old house.
▼江景客房 guest room with river view
▼客房立面外观 guest room facade
▼总平面图 site plan
项目设计 & 完成年份：2018年（设计）2019年（竣工）
项目地址：重庆 渝中区 后街影视产业园
摄影版权：Tim Wu, 赵奕龙 ,盒子传媒
Project Name: Wedding Dress – Chongqing Mont Mirage Hotel Design
Design Company: USUAL Studio
Design Year: 2018
Completion Year: 2019
Leader Designer: Lin Jingrui
Design Team: Wang Kunhui, Wen Hsin, Wu Wenquan
Structural Design Consultant: Shen Xiujiang, Yao Songbai
Project Location: Chongqing, China
Building Area: 4300㎡
Photo Credits: Tim Wu, Zhao Yilong, Box Media
Building Materials: Concrete, Steel, Metal Net, Glass, Exterior Paint, Marble
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