Sustainable Design, New Construction
Currently Under Construction
The seven-story, 201 room hotel is designed to enhance the visitor experience and long-term durability. In addition to guest rooms, the building provides a convenience market, business center, fitness center, guest laundry, high-tech conference room, and staff spaces for hotel administration and maintenance operations. Upon arrival, the NGIS guests enter a double volume lobby in which a sculptural spiral staircase connects the first-floor lobby lounge to the second-floor conference spaces, fitness center, and guest wings above. The guests also have exclusive access to two roof top terraces from which the East China Sea is visible.
The building is designed to maximize sustainability and withstand the harsh environment including frequent typhoons, high seismic concerns, and corrosive salt air; performance of the building materials, systems, and detailing is critically important.
MASON worked closely with the local authorities, structural and mechanical engineers, and sustainability consultants to ensure the building will perform better than required for user comfort and building longevity even as the climate becomes less predictable.
The building is sited to open onto a natural promenade and has been developed for a park-like experience with landscape, walking paths, picnic tables, a barbeque area, and covered bike parking. Vehicle parking is reduced in this area to maintain the natural atmosphere and encourage walking and biking from the hotel.
The building is modeled to use only ~65% of the energy a comparable building would use by employing sustainable strategies. This information will be tracked during construction and operation using the Architecture 2030 Design Data Exchange. Some example strategies include: