Hotel Mont Mirage is located at Pipashan in Chongqing City which is near Chongqing Liberation Monument. Designed by Usual Studio, the two old Chongqing No. 1 printing factory buildings were transformed into Mont Mirage hotel with novel look. Located on the slope land with spectacle, the two buildings of Mont Mirage sit on the field’s one after the other. With the privileged front view of Yangtze River, guests can have a bird’s eye view of the oasis between the two bridges and enjoy the skyline scenery. This hotel has great views, facing the Yangtze River, that guests could overlook the oasis between the two bridges and enjoy the city skyline.
▼項目概覽，project overview??Tim Wu
▼建筑鳥瞰，aerial view of the building??Tim Wu
▼改造后的酒店，the hotel after renovation??Tim Wu
▼建筑化的“裙擺”空間，the design is inspired by the swinging?wedding dress??Tim Wu
The bride’s wedding dress swinging with wind is a wonderful classic scene.?Picturing the old building is a pretty bride, , our task is to design a suitable wedding dress and bring the most beautiful part out. Therefore, our design concept is to use the dress to connect the two old buildings lightly and softly which makes the old factories have a fresh look.
▼“裙擺”幕墻概覽，“wedding dress” facade??Tim Wu
The “wedding dress” is made up of cement shell structure and metal curtain wall. This design creates an open space that includes hotel reception, rest space and multifunction rooms. Guests can walk down the path shaped by the structure which making guests to enjoy changing views at different places. The varied space views and experience is what we want to present and bring to the guests, just like the space activity experience in the natural mountain city.
▼“裙擺”由薄殼結構與金屬幕墻構成，the “wedding dress” is made up of cement shell structure and metal curtain wall??Tim Wu
▼通往屋頂泳池的走廊，corridor to the pool on the roof??Tim Wu
Old and New
▼改造前原廠房和原宿舍，the old factory and the dormitory building before renovation??usual studio
We use two methods for reconstruction. One is a new changes, bold and creative. Another is to keep the history part so that both new and old could exist. The new part is like a white canvas, pure and gentle, which contrast sharply with the coarse old wall and the bare cement beam. We tried to create a situation that being in a hotel, guests can feel the vitality and sense of contemporary aesthetics for the reconstruction and recall the historical beauty of the old factory as well.
▼二層活動平臺，outdoor terrace??Yi-Long Zhao
There is good historical and aesthetic value in the facade of the factory.?Therefore, after the protective restoration, the brick is still used as a building facade.?We believe that the facade not only present a dignified sense brought by years , but also to convey the idea that every aging brick can still feel the season changing and the time slipping.
▼修繕后的廠房立面，the renovated facade of the factory building??Tim Wu
▼廠房立面細部，facade detailed view??usual studio
▼通往屋頂的樓梯，stair leading to the roof top??Tim Wu
The backyard on the north side is a natural poetic space.?The ivy and the brick on the old wall are traces of history. When the sun shines through the leaves, the mottled light and shadow is the wealth given by the years and nature. We want to preserve the uniqueness of this space.
▼后院建筑，building in the backyard??usual studio
▼后院建筑立面，facade view??Tim Wu
▼廠房樓梯間，stair well in the factory building??Tim Wu
Light and Shadow
We consider “light” as an indispensable design material, including natural light or artificial light.The right design allow the light and shadow to be more than functional, and to create the pleasure of the spirit.?For example, the lighting patio of the Atrium Court and the roof skylight of the auditorium not only complements the lighting, but the slender and orderly geometry also outlines the abstract light and shadow matrix, leading the desire longing for stars exploration.
▼中庭平臺，the lighting patio??box media
▼大堂接待區，reception in the lobby??Tim Wu
▼中庭休息區，atrium relaxing area??Yi-Long Zhao
▼中庭休息區，atrium relaxing area??Tim Wu
▼禮堂室內立面，internal facade of the auditorium??Tim Wu
In the Art
We define the hotel as a miniature landscape city. Guests can take a leisurely walk between the lobby and the courtyard, and stay in the art hall to experience the mixture light and shadow. Lights are on when the night falls, guests get a city night view while swimming in the superb rooftop pool.
▼天際酒吧，skyline bar??Yi-Long Zhao
▼無邊泳池，infinite pool??Yi-Long Zhao
The exclusive view of Yangtze River is for guests staying in the guestrooms.?Transformed from old factory, Hotel Mont Mirage possesses the antique glory of old house with the good landscape. It’s an innovation and inspiration for resort hotel to provide different experiences to guests and the industry. We also hope that this reconstruction project will bring some ideas for the current urban renewal and renovation of the old house.
▼江景客房，guest room with river view??Yi-Long Zhao
▼首層平面圖，plan level 1
▼二層平面圖，plan level 2
▼中庭剖面圖1，atrium section 1
▼中庭剖面圖2，atrium section 2
項目設計 & 完成年份：2018年（設計）2019年（竣工）
項目地址：重慶 渝中區 后街影視產業園
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