Shangri-La Pavillion, Singapore
Typology: Architecture | Landscape | Hotel
Awards: SILA 2017, Silver Award
To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Shangri-La Hotel and to showcase the beauty of Singapore orchids, the Orchid redefines how pavilions are shaped; creating a biomimicry of what a bud may be like as a skeletal shape. Situated on the South lawn of the extensive poolside garden area, the Orchid is visible from not only the pool area but also from all the hotel rooms. The Orchid’s five ‘petals’ form in plan view, a typical orchid motif planting bed from which the sculptural element of the pavilion itself rises up. Cross laminated timber sections twist upwards to a height of 7 metres to form an open well of light bathing the many orchid species which festoon the interior of the pavilion.