WHY Hotel is a hot spring hotel located in the northeast Beijing suburb of Peking Backyard. ELEV/WEI Architects was initially hired to renovate an existing structure of 20+ rooms and add seven new units on top of an existing parking area, without any major changes to the cartoon theme of the hotel. However, the owners of WHY Hotel are a group of daring businessmen in their early thirties: once open communication was established between the clients and architect, they quickly agreed to transform the project from a cartoon-themed agritainment style hotel to a design-focused boutique hotel, unified by a beautiful bamboo grove.
Architects: ELEVATION WORKSHOP / WEI architects
Location: 235 Qianquhe Village, Gaoliying Town, Shunyi District, Beijing, China
Area: 990.0 sqm
Project Year: 2015
Construction Team 1: Beijing Beimeng International Architectural Engineering CO., LTD
Construction Team 2: Hongya Bamboo Era Science and Technology Co., LTD
Site Area: 2100 sqm