|Client||Bagan Hotel Company Limited|
|Location||The Aggade Temple Hotel, Bagan, Myanmar|
|Description||The Architecture and the Interiors of a 24,500 sm, 120 keys resort hotel on a 19 hectares site including European and Asian restaurants, guestrooms and recreational facilities|
Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited won an international design competition to provide both the Architecture and the Interiors for a 24,500 sm luxury resort hotel on a 19 hectares site which is located within the original Bagan Archaeological Zone in Myanmar and has expansive views of the Ayeyarwaddy River. The hotel accommodation contains 120 unique and luxuriously appointed guestrooms arranged around a central large courtyard together with thirty-one villas in private and contemplative landscape settings and all supported by a main reception building facing the river including two restaurants, kitchens, retail outlet, business centre, swimming pool and spa.
A unique design solution was created for the luxury resort hotel by reinforcing the history of the site. The site is generally dominated by the Aggade Pagoda built in the 11 -12th century AD and whose physical plan aligns with the four cardinal points of the compass. The two axes eminating from this central monument are then used to reinforce the planning and spatial framework of the resort hotel. These axes also form the framework to create a walled, secluded environment in which are located the guest accommodation buildings which will be built in the traditional style of the early Bagan period. The original planning principles of this cultural period were based upon a need for fortified and self contained communities that developed village compounds with interior courtyards and protective walked enclosures.
The overall design solution creates a unique environment for this resort hotel which will be infused by the surrounding historic Buddhist temples, pagodas and stupas of old Bagan with their unique spiritual, cultural and artistic presence. The goal is that guests will depart this resort hotel having discovered the mystery and romance of this setting while being moved by the same inspirational landscape that greeted the legendary Kublai Khan, and the imaginative Rudyard Kipling
At the International Property Awards 2014-2015_Asia Pacific Property and Hospitality Summit held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 9 May 2014, Inarc Design Hong Kong Limited won the Best Hotel Architecture Award (5-Star)_Myanmar for this project.
“A unique architectural design that comfortably fits into the historical context of the site while having a spiritual, cultural and artistic presence more like a temple complex than a resort hotel_absolutely stunning and great presentation. Can I stay there_please!”