The project is the first branch of a hotel launched on Sukhumvit 26 Road, targeting Japanese expatriates. Later on, the owners anticipated the opportunity in Sriracha where there is an industrial estate in the area, plus it is a strong base of Japanese business people. The hotel consists of 379 guestrooms. In order to serve the long-stay guests, in some room types, there are additional facilities and space further than the standard hotel. Meanwhile, the design of the hotel conformed to the context and characteristic of the beach city.
At the podium zone, there is a massive enclosed courtyard which primarily keeps most existing trees and acts as a serene welcome area for guests; it protects the area from outer chaos. This court is inspired by the concept of ‘Engawa’, which means a terrace connecting people and nature together. Laths are selected as a feature element to enclose the courtyard and control the quality of light shining into space. The apparent shade changes along the time. This occurrence reflects the origin of the Japanese word ‘Ma’ which means space or place in Japanese architecture. It is derived from the word door and sun which implies that there is sunlight seeping through the door’s void.
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