Ding Hotel

CompanyJ.C.Architecture
Lead DesignerJohnny Chiu
Design TeamNora Wang, Amy Chang, Maria Isabel Lima, Luga Ou
PrizeArchitectural Design / Hospitality Architecture

Located in Taiwan’s original capital, the hotel architecture aims to represent the city’s old charm and cultural spirit. Associated with the concept of quaint neighborhoods and social interaction, we create a vertical village oasis in an urban setting. Comprised of distinct parts as opposed to the common isolated concrete buildings, Ding hotel is a collection of integrated units. The lobby, restaurant, and 47 rooms are divided into three building volumes linked together by walkways and voids. The layering of the interior and exterior environment reflects the community connection and a sense of nostalgia from the time when neighbors borrowed sugar or chatted from open windows along the day. Rather than dark, monolithic corridors, we encompass penetrating light and air overflow through the voids. Inviting the users to take a stroll while enjoying the greenery and the social pockets throughout the building levels.