HOTEL NORKHIL @ BHUTAN
Location : Thimphu, Bhutan
Client : Dasho Lhakpa Dorji
Project Status : 2014 -present (Under construction)
Plot Area : 1440sqm
Built-up Area : 58000 sqft
The brief given is a 4-star Hotel in Thimphu with the intention to target the travelling business and tourist groups. The hotel has a capacity of 40 Deluxe Rooms and 4 Suite Rooms. The hotel hosts small conferences and workshops in the 75 seater conference hall. The Hotel also plans to provide a small but state of the art spa and gymnasium area. Leisure amenities such as restaurant and bar extending out onto the expansive deck area will be a major feature.
The design of all the spaces in the hotel hinge between traditional Bhutanese elements and their contemporary interpretation. The entrance lobby provides for creative space segmentation providing both intimate and social zones along with comfort and functionality. The restaurant and deck areas blur the threshold between the inside spaces and the beautiful outdoor. The rooms are expanded with large openings so that nature is brought in. Elements such as screens with traditional motifs and materials such as wood and stone create an experience which is both contiguous with the traditional craft and contemporary living. The colors, textures, use of materials and lighting in all spaces has been carefully selected and designed to complement the architecture of each other to create a new identity.