design et al are delighted to announce that Tierra Design have won Hotel Under 50 Rooms Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2017.
The project was developed on 1,620 sq.m. plot size and contains a construction area of approximately 4,000 sq.m. in order to create a 48 room boutique hotel. The project is located in the heart of a busy area of Bangkok at Sukhumvit Soi 1. The boutique hotel is the result of the renovation of old shop houses into a new building. The two lines of shop houses were located opposite to each other and a new bridging building was designed to connect the two parts. This new building contains the lobby, restaurant and cafe at the ground floor and on its upper level a rooftop bar, pool, and fitness area was installed. The overall project is integrated into a and seamless landscape environment.Located in the heart of Bangkok, hanging fronds of a large Banyan tree veil the entry into the new hotel, creating a poetic arrival in relief to the sun bleached alleyway approach. The site used to be the old residence where the hotel owner grew up. The inspiration and the aim of the project was to keep the spirit and the presence of the garden, there were two sets of buildings on opposite sides of the site that were kept and refurbished as the new hotel rooms. Working within the existing confines of the two shop houses and a dilapidated site to the rear, the project’s forecourt entrance provides a podium for an elevated lantern building including a lounge, bar and dining space with outdoor amenities closely connected. Green walling provides privacy and surrounds with a communal pool and deck above, oriented above towards the entrance tree canopy. The existing shop houses were converted into 48 rooms, with their small footprint optimised by a creative planning, orientated and screened with the landscape. A new building framing the back of the site and bridging both refurbished room wings was created to allocate the lobby and restaurant places. The roof of this building has been designed as a terrace bar, fitness, and lap pool facilities which also face the canopy of the Banyan tree. There is a harmonious relationship between the hotel and the landscape, even though the site was very small and constrained by the existing buildings. The experience of the landscape and the presence of the existing old Banyan tree can be perceived from almost any part of the hotel. The project has successfully created an unexpected sanctuary at the heart of a very busy and noisy area of Bangkok.