Shanghai Yuangu Hotel



Shanghai, China




Traditional Chinese

Langchu has exceeded our expectations with their exceptional work in crafting the lighting design for our hotel. Their ability to seamlessly blend traditional Chinese aesthetics with modern technology has created an enchanting atmosphere that perfectly complements the overall design, leaving a lasting impression on our guests.

Michiel Huisman

Project Manager

Project Story

Situated in close proximity to the Expo Park and the Mercedes Benz Cultural Centre, this hotel enjoys a prime location just a short 10-minute stroll from the banks of the Huangpu River. Drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese culture, the hotel’s overall design is a testament to the captivating allure of Jiangnan gardens, enveloping guests in an exquisite fusion of “garden, courtyard, and mansion” aesthetics. The 120 Chinese-style guest rooms exude a refined simplicity, perfectly complemented by the Yuan Gu Yun Mansion. Here, guests can savor the delights of Chinese afternoon tea, indulge in authentic Chinese dining experiences, and explore a curated selection of fine wines. The public area of the hotel features a tranquil meditation teahouse and a serene yoga room, offering regular complimentary meditation and mantra classes for guests seeking inner peace and rejuvenation. 

Additionally, a dedicated Meditation Tea Room and Yoga Room in the communal area provide further opportunities for guests to nurture their body and mind through meditation, chanting, and other wellness practices.

Serendipitously, the garden has emerged as the focal point of this design, becoming the beating heart of the entire hotel. With a harmonious blend of technological advancements and the artistry of gardening, this sanctuary celebrates the delicate balance between tradition and modernity, sensibility and rationality. Amidst this interplay, moments of disconnection and collision arise, yielding both successes and failures along the design journey. However, the true triumph lies in the restoration of our confidence in revitalizing traditional culture. This profound realization transcends the realm of hotel design, becoming a cherished harvest and the driving force igniting our passion for future design endeavors.

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