Lostvilla Qinyong Primary School Hotel

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm Location上海, China
Project locationNingbo City, Zhejiang Province, China
CompanyAtelier XÜK
Lead ArchitectKenan Liu, Xu Zhang

The project was to renovate an obsolete rural primary school into a boutique hotel. Facing the difficulty of transforming a solid masonry building and a tight budget, a strategy of intervention was adopted to form a “bricolage” of the old and the new. From furniture to add-on structure, in-situ fabricating techniques are used to achieve an atmosphere of quality which coheres with the context. Boundaries between divisions of design process were broken, and spatial elements are re-integrated to become moderator of scale and experience, as well as responsive solutions for technical issues.