St Regis Hotel *

Vertical sheer hotel
The brief consisted of an existing smaller office tower with the required addition of a taller hotel. Rearranging the internal circulation, a new podium re-design allows for multiple floor plates rising up from the canal promenade. The plates collide at different sizes to express a rock face, from which the hotel tower projects vertically as a stalagmite. The design speaks of an artificial nature, a soft geometry, earthbound by gravity projecting skywards.
* for Woods Bagot