Prize(s) Honorable Mentions in Exterior Architectural Illumination
Company Klaasen Lighting Design
Lead Designers Martin Klaasen
Other Designer's names Grace Eng
Completion Date September 2019
Project Location Xi'tang, China
Entry DescriptionThe lighting concept very much follows the clients' desire to make the resort unique revolving around organic farming and art. The architectural concept is designed with all public spaces facing the central courtyard. Each of them a “box” protruding into the courtyard which is predominantly a water feature with some trees. At night the individual boxes light up and become a feature, with the water surface creating an additional reflection effect adding to the magic. The hotel rooms face the interior courtyard also allowing the guest to enjoy it from their rooms. The lighting design emphasis the uniqueness of the architectural concept and combines that with an element of intrigue and yet maintaining the privacy. Activity in the hotel can be observed by the movement of people’s silhouettes in the other spaces creating intrigue without being to intruding. The lighting creates a continued magic and transforms the place at night in a totally different experience.