Courtyard by Marriott Shatin Hong Kong 香港沙田萬怡酒店 | gravity green

Shek Mun is a remote area from Shatin Town Center. It is divided into two zones by Tai Chung Kiu Road. One is a residential zone next to Shing Mun River and the other is an industrial zone. In the past, there where only few convenience stores and restaurants.




Courtyard Hotel by Marriott, Shatin is the first commercial development in Shek Mun. Like a ripple was raised by a tossed stone, it has not only own benefit, but also spread its influence and vitalize the whole district. It is a comprehensive development with retails on ground floor and hotel at the top. A landscape plaza enhances public circulation and provides opportunities for various functions. Supermarkets, famous shops and restaurants give choices to local. Frequent flows of tourists created by hotel show the potential of district development as well.


Design Approach and Vision
The initial idea of design approach is driven by curvature architectural layout. It aims at echoing and exaggerating this language, as well as distributing it along the landscape surface with strong visual connection. The interlocking spatial relationship is formed spontaneously from the curvaceous layout, which creates exciting possibilities and new opportunities in the open space.



Creating a Dynamic & Romantic open space is a major vision in this project. The curvy motion is carried out in both horizontal and vertical dimension, revealing vibrant and energetic. Unique landscape space exudes sophistication thanks to creative detail and sublime craftsmanship. Co-relating design language with architecture and interior, gives weightlessness to external & internal spaces.



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Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong | Shatin Hong Kong | gravity green


Landscape Architect  gravity green

Client / Owner
Nan Fung Development Ltd

– International Hotel Award 2012 – Best New Hotel Construction & Design Hong Kong (Asia Pacific)
– 2013 HKBEAM Platinum Standard

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