Harmony with Nature: The Pullman Yuxi Hotel

Award-winning design by Luo Dan, merging traditional aesthetics with modern luxury

Immersed in the picturesque landscape of Yuxi, the Pullman Yuxi Hotel by Luo Dan is a testament to the harmonious blend of nature and architecture. This award-winning design draws inspiration from the local scenery and culture, redefining the relationship between humans and nature.

The design concept for the Pullman Yuxi Hotel was born out of the raindrops, cooking smoke, and clouds that characterize the plateau water town of Yuxi. Luo Dan's vision was to create a hotel that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding mountains, using modern craftsmanship and aesthetics to reinterpret traditional elements. The result is a space that interacts with nature, connecting indoor and outdoor spaces and offering guests the feeling of being in the heart of the mountainous landscape.

What sets the Pullman Yuxi Hotel apart is its commitment to harmony with nature. The design makes the most of the outdoor landscape, using water as a medium to depict the colors of the world and the panorama of Yuxi. This approach not only adds a symbolic memory point to the hotel but also reflects the rich oriental beauty through its simple and elegant spaces.

Luo Dan utilized Yunnan's unique craftsmanship and the texture of traditional ethnic architecture to deeply present the customs and local humanistic spirit. The hotel, covering an area of about 34,000 square meters with a total construction area of about 60,000 square meters, is a new interpretation of traditional elements, expressing the art of life in its details.

The project, which began in August 2021 and was completed in July 2022, faced challenges due to the mountainous terrain and the need to protect the original natural environment. However, through ingenious design, each room was given plenty of light, and the use of environmentally friendly materials minimized the impact on the vegetation and animals of the nearby forest.

The Pullman Yuxi Hotel was awarded Silver in A' Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design Award in 2023, a testament to its outstanding design and innovation. This project is not just a luxury hotel; it is a space that allows guests to rediscover and define their relationship with nature while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Yuxi.

Project Details and Credits

Project Designers: Luo Dan - DDA
Image Credits: Photographer:Jiang GuoZeng
Project Team Members: Luo Dan
Project Name: Pullman Yuxi Yunnan
Project Client: Luo Dan - DDA

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