Grand Hyatt Xi'an, China


Grand Hyatt Xi’an symbolises a journey and yearning for new beginnings. The double-height lobby encompasses patterned timber walls that form wing-like motifs, alluding to the notion of flight, while a feature wall composed of curvilinear rows of interconnected vertical white slats gives off the effect of movement. The panel applauded the “interesting play of scales and strong use of dramatic elements juxtaposed with intimate spaces”.