Jing an Shangri-La, Shanghai
Urban Hotel / China / HBA Atlanta / Completed in 2013
HBA was tasked to design the Jing-An Shangri-La as the flagship for the next generation of Shangri-La Hotels. As fashion is a driving force in the Jing-An district, HBA incorporated elements of fashion into the design. A traditional woven design of an imperial robe is the inspiration for the elevator doors as well as the artwork within the cab itself. The grand staircase is anchored by a three-story mural of traditional Chinese patchwork patterns produced in eglomise in tones of gold and silver. Fashion inspirations continue into the Grand Ballroom with panels of wall upholstery designed to look like the laced bodice of a dress.