The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. (UAD: Winner of Architect of the Year Awards 2022. The project is located in Longgang, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, with a construction area of 81,968 square meters and a building height of 150m. It includes functions such as hotel, banquet, conference, catering, commerce, recreation, transportation and auxiliary.
The architecture, interior and landscape adopt an integrated design, and the building tower adopts a “geese-shaped plan”, which echoes the urban park in the south and reduces the wind pressure of super high-rise buildings effectively. The bird’s-eye view is like “the wings of the city”, symbolizing the “take-off” of Longgang’s economy.
The towers, podiums, and landscape paving all adopt a coherent design method, which is as smooth as the tide of the Aojiang River to achieve a coherent overall effect, making its image in the city uniquely sculptural and symbolic.
The facade of the main building adopts modern techniques, and the materials are glass curtain wall, aluminum plate and metal grille to reflect the simple and bright color intention. The design language of the facade is mainly vertical lines, which emphasizes the towering feeling of the tower. Curved design elements make the architectural texture more flexible, creating a “dignified, refined and elegant” architectural temperament for a high-quality hotel.
The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. (UAD
Longgang Super High-Rise Kaidi Wyndham Hotel
Architect of the Year Awards Category
Mo Zhoujin,Lei Bin,Yang Jianxiang,Yan Jiajun,Yi Xiyu,Wu Hegen,Lou Xuantan
The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. (UAD) was established in 1953. The mission of UAD is to seek “harmonious environment, global vision, design-teaching-research integration and innovation, and the highest professionalism”. UAD adopts the development strategy of “high-grade culture, broad vision, high-efficiency management, high-caliber talents, high professional technologies and high-quality works”, with the academic theory of “Balanced Architecture” as the design guideline. During the past decades, UAD has always persisted in creating fine and innovative works, contributing a large number of outstanding works in various fields.