Murray Hotel: another prestigious collaboration with Foster+Partners
The project, by Foster+Partners, for the redevelopment and redesign of the interior of a building in Hong Kong, recognized as an important example of modern architecture, has recently been completed. The Murray, built in 1969 in the central business district of the city as the government's headquarters, became a luxury hotel just a few months ago, with 336 luxurious rooms, a rooftop bar, several restaurants and a space for events. The project is based on a continuous communication between old and new, which is why the Foster + Partners studio has chosen to collaborate with Fabbian again.
In the communal areas of the entrance and restaurant, five glass dividing walls of different sizes and considerable weight (up to 1000 kg) have been installed, consisting of numerous glass panels, the design of which is similar to the grid pattern of the hotel façade, all framed by a golden cover. On the walls, LED-lit panels have been installed, using glass panels on mirrors, to better reflect the shiny glass. Finally, two rectangular suspensions (200x60 cm) and a large oval (600x300 cm) have been created for the Rooftop bar, made up of large plates with numerous Cheope spotlights, encased in an Eulithe frame, a material which is similar to wood, but lighter and more synthetic, on which one can use finishes such as chrome plating. A unique and original work, entirely done by Fabbian on an executive project by Foster + Partners, which has restored character and life to an important building in the city.
With extensive experience and production quality, Fabbian has once again left an important mark on the history of design, a concrete demonstration of how the company is always ready and open to unique and tailor-made projects.
Ph: Nigel Young / Foster+Partners