We love how Japanese architects neri & hu transformed this disused Chinese army headquarters into a hotel. They maintained the history of the building by juxtaposing the old and the new, resulting in a space that is truly awe-inspiring.
The architectural concept behind neri & hu’s renovation rests on a clear contrast of what is old and new.
The original concrete building has been restored while new additions were built over the existing structure using Cor-Ten steel.
The building’s industrial past as a working dock by the Huangpu River is well-represented.
Photos: Pedro Pegenaute.
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