WEDO DESIGN: WEZO Urban Social Hotel
WEZO is not only a synthesis which gathers living, dining, bar, art culture, lifestyle, but also a platform of brands collection. It’s creating a circle of art life and a space of social contact for urban youth. Essentially, WEZO is a combination of diversified lifestyle, culture, art and business.
By business logic, the critical factor of operating a hotel is occupancy, but in other vision WEZO is expecting more. It is not only a hotel which is designed of architectural aesthetics, but also from the needs of people, it provides a platform of chatting for people who are in same business or same interest, it would be a culture strongholds for connecting people. That’s why we called it “social hotel”, WEZO is rather a culture brand than a hotel.
WEZO holds it’s unique attitude, it’s like opening a blind box from outside to inside once you enter it. Transition space of hall has a bridge water side, the simplified design can be in line with the tonality of light luxury. Stepping into WEZO, well-proportioned space layout formed a zigzag moving line, classic glass bricks wall, decorations like wooden horse and wooden pillar from India, western style electric stove, geometrical shaped long light, it combines characteristics of Chinese and western aesthetics.
Enter the mystery selection shop, there is a kind of atmosphere of castle. Design of flow style exhibition hall is quite amorous. The Corridor type is matched with wooden panes, showing slightly classical charm. Open-ended cafe & bar is vintage style. Guests would like to stay for a while because the space is under original grape trellis shape of stone pillar.
WEZO is just like a painting of oriental enjoyable courtyard & landscape which is combined with rockery, stack of water, trees, cabin and bar.
Tea house on the roof with glass walls around and thatch rooftop is quite interesting. You can both overlook the city and enjoy the sunshine through the small skylight while sitting next to the square table inside.
41 guest rooms are located from 2nd to the 7th floor. Design of rooms is simple but loose and comfortable, WEZO is paying more attention to the experience of living. Creating an easy life of traditional Chengdu by placing in old furniture.
Under “City Updating” concept, Shaocheng is now changing. WEZO was transformed from office building of a gas company which was built in 1980’s, how to take advantage of this old building, and add new form of business, let it precipitate and integrate into this area in time. WEZO is attracting new people here into the old block of Chengdu by it’s own way, get involved in local community through diversity and open attitude, connecting different group by it’s uniqueness. After connection, the possibility of creativity could happen, ideas for city update are always by those kind of people from a mini place. It is happening now at WEZO.