Crowne Plaza XishaugBanna
Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
“Welcome to the village” was the lighting philosophy coined for this project to capture the genius loci of its location. Steeped in cultural influences of the ‘Dai’ tribe, the design aims to recreate a rural atmosphere through old lighting tech- niques that mimics naked flames and incandescent sources. A pagoda, temple, cock fighting ring and festive village forms part of the resort, and lighting plays a crucial role in lending it that rural, communal atmosphere.