Ocean park

Ocean Park Marriott / Aedas Hotel

Ocean Park Marriott / Aedas Hotel

    Hotel mass broken down into three L-shaped blocks. Image © Kris Provoostfacade.  Image © Kris ProvoostRestaurant accessible from the landscaped terrace.  Image © Kris ProvoostA 16-meter aquarium at podium level.  Image © Kris Provoost+ 14


  • Zoned Area of ​​this architecture project Zoned:
    33947 m²

  • Year Year of realization of this architectural project

    Year:


    2019


  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Southern District of Hong Kong, the Ocean Marriott Hotel is a milestone for Ocean Park and Hong Kong, providing convenient accommodation for guests spending several days in Ocean Park and transforming one of Hong Kong’s most important tourist attractions. Kong into a premier international tourist destination.

    Hotel mass broken down into three L-shaped blocks. Image © Kris Provoost
Hotel mass broken down into three L-shaped blocks. Image © Kris Provoost

To respect and address the sensitive context of the site, located at the entrance to Ocean Park, the massing of the hotel has been broken down into three L-shaped blocks which are positioned together to create a landscaped oasis and private swimming pool at the heart of the project.

© Kris Provoost
© Kris Provoost

The 471 rooms are divided into three blocks and operationally interconnected by a multi-level podium, housing multi-functional banquet halls, health and fitness centers and the swimming pool above. Guests arrive either via a walkway that easily connects them from the MTR to reception at the podium level, or by vehicle, entering the hotel at the lower podium level, where a spectacular seamless drum aquarium visually connects the multiple levels of the reception area. At the podium level of each hotel block, the restaurants open onto the landscaped terrace, creating opportunities for al fresco dining.

A 16-meter aquarium at podium level.  Image © Kris Provoost
A 16-meter aquarium at podium level. Image © Kris Provoost
Restaurant accessible from the landscaped terrace.  Image © Kris Provoost
Restaurant accessible from the landscaped terrace. Image © Kris Provoost

The distinct and memorable exterior facade is created by weaving horizontal curved bands between the support posts, creating a dynamic interaction on the facade. These shading devices form part of the facade of the building and are located at the spandrel level, preventing visual obstruction of room views while providing valuable shade over windows. Intertwined with the curved weave louvers, irrigated landscape boxes allow greenery to thrive on the facade, further adding to the contextual nature of the hotel near Ocean Park.

facade.  Image © Kris Provoost
facade. Image © Kris Provoost

The horizontal louvers on the interior facade have a similar aesthetic, avoiding guest room windows and jumping between hotel blocks to visually integrate them into a cohesive whole. Internal louvers detach from the L-shaped blocks at the podium level to become a free-form organic lattice canopy, providing shade for the external perimeter walkway path between the buildings. At the heart of the outdoor area, a veritable sanctuary for relaxation and entertainment, are two large free-form swimming pools surrounded by lush vegetation. Sunken courtyards integrated and concealed in the pool area draw diffused natural light into the lower levels of the podium and banquet halls. The exterior edges of the L-shaped blocks are rounded in plan allowing for dramatic corner rooms and sweeping views towards Ocean Park.

Banquet hall .  Image © Kris Provoost
Banquet hall . Image © Kris Provoost
G&1F Floor Plan
G&1F Floor Plan
Ocean themed rooms.  Image © Kris Provoost
Ocean themed rooms. Image © Kris Provoost

Roof areas are used to frame vegetables and herbs for the hotel restaurants, while the end of the L-shaped blocks feature large vertical faces of greening. Special shaded trellis areas between blocks are used as event spaces for activities including wedding receptions. The artwork and interior design of the rooms and public areas reinforce its proximity and association with Ocean Park.

Adaptable shaded trellis area for outdoor events.  Image © Kris Provoost
Adaptable shaded trellis area for outdoor events. Image © Kris Provoost