Zhoutouzui Development


1st prize

Type:  Hotel
Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, PRC
Year: May 2011 – June 2013
 Team: L. Filipovska, Dj. Kovačević, H. Li
 Role: Team Leader / Form Design & Research / Layout
Design & Development / Team Coordinator

Located on the Pearl River in Guangzhou, Guangdong province,this hotel has an important role to reflect the beauty of the city, and to be its landmark.


Closeness to the river defined the idea of the building: to manifest fluid movement, liquidity and transparency. The shape itself is organic, and naturally shaped, consisting of slabs that are gradually narrowing: rice terraces-like.



The atrium has been set to be “The Water” of the building, unconstrained in form, giving the impression of a flow into slabs,sparkling under the sun rays, yet being transparent. “The Water” connects “Rice Terraces”, making the shape balanced and graceful, being a true landmark on Pearl River.


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Author: Djordje Kovačević