The hotel in Lhasa, Tibet, has been designed by reinterpreting the Tibetan traditional techniques of metal plating for architectural purposes. Copper and brass clad elements can be found at many important buildings, and the resulting geometries and appearance has been applied to form the facade of the building.
As a result of forming flat sheets of material around the forms to be enclosed, almost all of the cladding panels can be made from single curved panels and are cost efficient.
The building will be part of a new development close to the city centre of Lhasa. Most of the hotel rooms as well as the roof terrace have a direct view onto Potala Palace.
Project Architect: Rajat Sodhi
Design Team: Chie Fuyuki, Li Chao, Sambit Samant