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FINALIST

INTERCONTINENTAL SHANGHAI WONDERLAND
CHINA

THE DESIGN FIRM: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong
THE MUSE: Design a space inside an abandoned quarry that focuses on the

changing nature of the relationship between mankind and nature. Yes, that's
pretty meta.
THE MAGIC: The team decided to run with an ambitious narrative loosely based

on the concept of a British explorer journeying to the center of the earth (no,
it's not a literal adaptation of the Jules Verne novel). "Starting from entering the
lobby to the underground floors, including guestrooms, theme restaurants and
bar, all interior designs are conceptualized as part of thisstory. The entire experience is portrayed as following the explorer to a mining site from the outer layer
of the rock to the inner core of the Earth, and ultimately entering the underwater
sea world," says Joe Cheng, founder of the firm that bears his name.
THE MAVERICK MOVE: Embrace the science side of the story. Mining was
a key influence on the design's execution. "The design inspiration is from the
horizontal and vertical textures formed by the flooding of magma due to
crustal movement. The twisted grains and the overlapping peaks are trying
to reproduce the natural texture of cliff walls, as to make the overall interior

design color closer to its natural appearance of a quarry," says Cheng.
THE MESSAGE: Crazy project? Embrace the wildness. The executive lounge
is designed to feel like a cabin in the woods. Cool spot to recharge for modern
explorers, no?

SOURCES

C O U R T E S Y O F C C D/C H E N G C H U N G D E S I G N ( H K ) LT D. ( I N T E R C O N T I N E N TA L S H A N G H A I W O N D E R L A N D ) ;
M I C H A E L K L E I N B E R G ( W AT L A N TA M I D T O W N )

OWNER: Shimao Group, Shanghai; OPERATOR: InterContinental Hotels Group, London; DESIGN FIRM: CCD / Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong: Joe Cheng, founder; Ken Hu; ARCHITECT: JADE + QA, Hong Kong; PURCHASING COMPANY:
Shimao Group, Shanghai; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: SHENZHEN ASIANTIME INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION Company Ltd., Shenzhen; ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS: Atkins; ART & ACCESSORIES: YTC Art Consultants Company, Ltd.; AUDIO/VISUAL
& ELECTRONICS: Campbell Shillinglaw Lau Limited; LIGHTING: Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA);SIGNAGE: EMIRATES NEON GROUP; WINDOW TREATMENTS: Ancheng Land Planning and Design Consultant (Shanghai) Company, Ltd.

FINALIST

W ATLANTA MIDTOWN
THE DESIGN FIRM: Virserius Studio, New York
THE MUSE: Bring a fiction character's world travels to life in one
hotel. Find a way to make it speak to the locale, as well-after all,
"Arthur" did decide to make his home in Atlanta.
THE MAGIC: Finding ways to make a spacious modern hotel feel as
intimate as your coolest aristocratic friend's living room.  Patterned
carpets and rugs draw the eye downward, rather than invite guests
to reigster the volume of the space.

SOURCES
OWNER: Gem Realty Capital, Inc., Chicago; OPERATOR: W Hotels, Bethesda, Maryland; DESIGN FIRM: Virserius Studio, New York: Therese
Virserius, founder/lead designer; ARCHITECT: Gonzalez Architects, Miami; PURCHASING COMPANY: HPG International, Walnut Creek,
California; DESIGN CONSULTANTS: Imaggo Production (art); ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS: Kent Design; Chemetal; TreeFrog; ART &
ACCESSORIES: DAC Art Consulting; Imaggo Production; AUDIO/VISUAL & ELECTRONICS: Samsung; BATH & SPA: Kohler; FABRICS:
Architex - ljh; Casamance; Chella Textiles; Elitis; Fil Doux; Holly Hunt; Jane Churchill; Loom Source; Kirby Design; Kravet; Opuzen; P/Kaufman
Contract; Sekers; Swavelle Hospitality; FLOORING: Ann Sacks; Porcelanosa Group; Signature; Zenith Carpets; FURNITURE: ISA International;
Mandy Li; Palecek; Royal Custom Designs; RH Contract; Tidelli; Walters; LEATHER: Demar Leather; Townsend Leather; LIGHTING:Ceramic
Technics; Contardi; Illumination Lighting; Inlight; RH Contract; WinSoon Hardware; SURFACING MATERIALS: Belstone; Ceramic Technics;
Stone Source; WALLCOVERINGS: Imaggo Production; Wolf-Gordon; WINDOW TREATMENTS: P/Kaufman Contract

THE MAVERICK MOVE: Getting local in clever ways feels
authentic, not forced. "A mural directly applied on the wall is made
of mirrored dibond in the shape of an old record with musical notes
floating outward," says Therese Virserius, founder/lead designer of
her eponymous firm  "Back in the bedroom, six mounted photos
line the walls: a man taking a picture (Arthur himself ?), a film reel
(honoring Atlanta's booming film industry), a cheerleader and football players (a nod to Georgia's huge football culture)."
THE MESSAGE: If you're going to conceptualize a narrative around
a fictional life, give them some depth. Here, spaces are themed
around Arthur's diverse experiences and passions.

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