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Hive Hotel Facade Remodel / Preposition Architecture

This is a facade remodel project commissioned by a new owner of an old hotel building.  The old hotel was the largest hotel in Luo-dong when it was built in the 70's.  Luo-dong is a town with a population of 70 thousand, located on the north east coast of Taiwan.  It was historically a center for lumber business of the region and has been transformed to a tourism hub when the timber industry declined in the 80's.  The original hotel was a successful hotel for businessman at time but has been unable to attract tourists when the tourism develops quickly in the town.  The hotel had been dismal since then for decades.  The mission of this project is giving the hotel a new identity so that the architecture can continue its life through the new era of the town history.

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Architects: Preposition Architecture

Location: Luo Dong Town, Yilan County, Taiwan

Design Team: Chia-hua Liu, Chia-yin Hsu, Chen-an Lee

Consultant: Chang-Hao Structural Engineer

Area: 220.0 m2

Project Year: 2017

Photographs: Yuchen Zhao

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Text description provided by the architects. This is a facade remodel project commissioned by a new owner of an old hotel building.  The old hotel was the largest hotel in Luo-dong when it was built in the 70's.  Luo-dong is a town with a population of 70 thousand, located on the north east coast of Taiwan.  It was historically a center for lumber business of the region and has been transformed to a tourism hub when the timber industry declined in the 80's.  The original hotel was a successful hotel for businessman at time but has been unable to attract tourists when the tourism develops quickly in the town.  The hotel had been dismal since then for decades.  The mission of this project is giving the hotel a new identity so that the architecture can continue its life through the new era of the town history.
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Surface Adjustment Diagram. Image Courtesy of Preposition Architecture

A strategy combining renovation and preservation was quickly established: Remodel only the facade facing the main road, preserve the rest of the original building skin as detailed as possible.  The building may not have much public recognition but was a true local landmark bearing the history of a generation in the region.  Preserving and reinstating the connection to the local history is as important as (if not more important than) giving the building a new outfit.

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Brick Surface Section. Image Courtesy of Preposition Architecture

Most of Luo-dong's tourists are from the nearby Taipei metropolis.  Foreign tourists from cities in Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and other southeast Asia also stop by this town occasionally.  Located at the center of this small town, the new hotel sets a business strategy targeting urban high-end customers.  It is crucial having a design th...
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