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The Waterhouse at South Bund

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  • Food & Drink

    Modern French cuisine and lobby bar

  • Architecture

    neri & hu

  • Interior design

    neri & hu

  • The Originals

    Loh Lik Peng

  • Themes

    History

  • Food & Drink

    Modern French cuisine and lobby bar

Behold towering Shanghai from a low-rise, riverside neighborhood in a transformed 1930s building with unprecedented boutique comfort and views.

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Architecture Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

The Waterhouse at South Bund Exterior in Shanghai

Architecture Neri & Hu Design and Research Office

A concrete shell of abruptly ending staircases and a copper-colored top define the hotel’s non-conformist exterior.

Winner of countless international awards and among the most important forces in contemporary Chinese aesthetics, Neri & Hu had a challenging situation with this project. The building was a huge concrete shell with about a dozen staircases that led to nowhere. They wonderfully transformed it into 19 exquisite guestrooms, a rooftop bar and a destination restaurant.

Interior design Shanghai surprise

Inside, exposed brick is juxtaposed by stylish contemporary furniture and an abundance of smooth natural wood.

Hotelier Loh Lik Peng kept the shell of the 1930s building intact and adorned the rough spaces with sleek contemporary touches. An undoubtedly unorthodox concept, The Waterhouse at South Bund blurs and inverts established standards. The result is an exciting and memorable experience—with an emphasis on comfort and outstanding city views.

The Waterhouse at South Bund Interior Design in Shanghai
The Waterhouse At South Bund Made By Originals

The Originals Loh Lik Peng

“We need to lighten up and make sure guests have fun, because it’s not only about luxury or thread count and butlers.”

Location

Location

Asia / Pacific
China
Shanghai

The Waterhouse at South Bund
Maojiayuan Road, 1-3
Shanghai 200011
China

Facts & Facilities

  • Temperature today

    25°C / 77°F

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