M50 Art Hotel Project is located in Pingle, Sichuan. Pingle Ancient Town is planned to be a music theme town. Therefore, the starting point of this project is around “Music”. In this project, MUDA- Architects strives to explore and activate local culture genes, and to create a landmark building that can inherit the historical context and also is forward-looking. It is an architecture which is able to talk to the future. MUDA-Architects hopes to further explore the relationship between architecture and music in the design: tapping into the local history and culture, we learnt that the love story between Zhuo Wenjun and Sima Xiangru happened in Qionglai. Taking the song "Feng Qiu Huang" as the starting point, guqin was found, and the strings was extracted. The project abstracts the action of "touching the strings" into architectural form. When the strings solidify at the climax, the final form of the building is obtained, which also responds to the theme “Architecture is frozen music”. In total, the building spans 80 meters, with an average width of 20 meters across its four floors. The main entrance to the building is located below the most fluctuating part of the form, the climax of the exterior form’s movement. An open boundary is created by the rhythmic curve, while the use of transparent glass and glass keel maximizes the permeability of the entire entrance. Two secondary entrances are located on the short sides of the building, echoing the main entrance in the design. The façade design on the balcony side further continues the design concept, with overlapping layers interlaced to form the space, and its rhythmic effect. As well as meeting the functionality of the resort hotel, the design of the balcony also implies the design intention of integrating architecture with the rhythm of music. The internal scheme has four floors, with a public corridor on each floor continuing the rhythmic curve elements. A spiral staircase organizes vertical circulation into the 16-meter-tall shared space, combining with the spatial and environmental characteristics of the hall to promote ecological strategies such as green vegetation.
Credits: - Qionglai Tianrui Tourism Development Co.,Ltd - General Manager - Xiaogeng Li - Qionglai Tourism Investment - Chairman - Jing Hua