The Middle House Shanghai
Studio: Lissoni Architettura
Project: The Middle House Shanghai
Location: Shanghai, Mainland China
Category: Hotel & Leisure
Credit: E. Leong
The Middle House is the fourth House under Swire Hotels’ award-winning The House Collective, part of the mixed-use Dazhongli development in the Jing’an district. Located in the heart of Shanghai’s popular commercial district and in close proximity to the city’s fashionable Nanjing Road, The Middle House continues the company’s philosophy of intimate luxury, delivered with highly-personalized service. The hotel will offer many unique features with an abundance of outdoor spaces and terraces, providing an elegant and calm oasis amidst the dynamic backdrop of one of Asia’s most sophisticated cities. The work of Piero Lissoni and Lissoni Architettura includes the façade concept and the interior design of all public spaces, guestrooms and mid-stay apartments of two tower buildings originally constructed by architects Wong and Ouyang: the Middle House Hotel with 111 rooms, restaurants, events space, swimming pools and spa, and the Middle House Residences with 102 serviced apartments comprising studios as well as one and two bedroom units. The façade system is conceived as an array of rounded aluminum louvers, which provide shade and privacy to guestrooms and a vibrant, textured finish to the carefully positioned wall cladding, so distinguishing the two buildings within the context of the surrounding commercial towers.