LION'S DEN HOTEL

Lead DesignerKEAT ONG
Prize(s)2nd Place in Architecture Categories / Conceptual
Entry Description

Location:
Pingjiang County, Hunan Province, China. This is a scenic plot 45 minutes drive from the capital city of Hunan Province, Changsha city.

Concept:
The slope overlooks a beautiful open scenery of knolls and moderate vegetation. The design divides the plot into 2 sections. The huts are situated on the slope terraces to exploit the near 180 degree of view the slope provides. The larger building block is located on the flatland to function both as an entrance structure as well as a communal shelter for the 8 sets of hotel guests and other tourists who require a temporary resting place. The shelter houses a dinning area a convenient store, a pair of toilets, barbecue pits, viewing platform and a sheltered walkway.
Metaphorically, the whole group when viewed from the main road, seems to look like a group of lion'sdens in the backdrop with an alpha lion guarding the front.

Bio

Society of Interior Designers, Singapore - President
Yunnan Interior Design Industry Association - Honorary President
Singapore ID Accreditation Council - Chairman (2013-2014)
Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, China - Visiting Professor
Southwest Forestry University, China - Visiting Professor
University of Central Lancashire, UK - External Assessor
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore -External Assessor
Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore - External Examiner
Singapore Polytechnics, Singapore - External Examiner
I-Ding Award 2015, China - Chief Judge
Nat’l Ter Instn ID Yunnan Competition 2013, China - Chief Judge
Nippon Paint Y D Award 2011-13, Singapore - Chief Judge
A’Design Awards & Competition 2013 -14, Italy - Jury
Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2014, Hong Kong - International Judge
Singapore Design Awards - Asia’s Top Designers 2014
Perspective 40 under 40 Award 2015 - Recipient (Architecture)