Amanyangyun hotel is designed to celebrate Chinese culture says Tanuj Goenka, director of Kerry Hill Architects, in this movie produced by Dezeen for the AHEAD awards.
Part of the Aman Resorts collection of hotels, Amanyangyun was named Hotel of the Year at the AHEAD Asia Awards 2019, which celebrated the best in hotel and resort design across the continent.
The project was the big winner of the night, also winning the Guestrooms, Hotel Conversion and Visual Identity categories.
The resort was designed by Kerry Hill Architects as part of a restoration of a 2,000-year-old forest. The project also involved the preservation of several antique buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties that were salvaged from their original site in Jiangxi province, to avoid demolition to make way for a new dam.
In total, 10,000 Camphor trees and 50 historic buildings were transported 600 kilometres to a site on the outskirts of Shanghai.
Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1358330
WATCH NEXT: Lyndon Neri on the design of the Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat – https://youtu.be/L7cpPAFBejA
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh
Like Dezeen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dezeen/
Follow Dezeen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dezeen/
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dezeen/
Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/dezeen/