A contemporary renovation of a building on the Bund from 2010 by NHDRO. A conversion of an old Japanese army base into a 19 room hotel in Shanghai with fantastic views over Pudong.
From dezeen -
Chinese architects NHDRO have transformed this disused Japanese army headquarters in Shanghai into a hotel, maintaining the building’s stripped concrete and brick walls while adding a new Corten steel extension on the roof.
The Waterhouse hotel has nineteen rentable rooms spread over four storeys and a roof-terrace looking onto the neighbouring Huangpu River.Existing features like exposed concrete and brickwork have been left untouched while new circulation has been added.
The windows have been replaced throughout and narrow interior windows installed that provide glimpses between guest’s rooms and public spaces such as the reception and the dining hall.