Vector architects have turned a 1960s sugar mill into a spectacular hotel in Southern China’s Guangxi region. With surrounding views of the spectacular karst mountain landscape, the industrial heritage of this site is fused with old and new architectural styles. Large buildings used primarily for guest accommodation have been added to the existing sugar mill and industrial truss. The re-designed sunken plaza and reflecting pool add to this historical but modern fusion.
The building’s interior has been designed by vector architects and interior designer, Ju Bin, in such a way that brings the old buildings’ materiality and texture to a modern, luxurious feel. The main building has been built with guest rooms inside, allowing for a relationship with the existing mill. A garden grows between the various buildings for guests to wander through.