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— by Yoko Choy: A year after the completion of Büro Ole Scheeren’s Guardian Art Center (the new headquarters of China Guardian Auctions) in Beijing, the building’s long-expected hotel tenant has finally been unveiled.

Located on the edge of the historic Forbidden City, not far from the National Art Museum of China and the Wanfujing shopping belt, The PuXuan Hotel and Spa – the fifth property from Urban Resort Concepts – is the work of Shanghai-based MQ-studio who capitalised on the building’s layered structure of interconnecting cuboids; The inner courtyard has been turned into a communal sky garden in a poetic tribute to hutong architecture, while at the same time, a series of balconies have been created on different levels, each with a distinct view to the very heart of the city…

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June 1, 2019