Client: Soaltee Hotels Ltd

Status: Built

Size: 80,000 sq ft | 10 acres

The architectural intent behind the refurbishment of the hotel rests on the fusion of the traditional and the contemporary; to amalgamate the existing characteristics of the building with modern elements.  The design approach for the hotel construes the native Nepalese motifs and elements of tradition. The intent has also been to unify the many segregated fragments of the hotel, each of which had been designed over the last few decades in a piece-meal manner. Native textures and materiality: On entering the hotel, the reception and porte-cochère have been envisaged as illustrative of the physical landscape of Kathmandu, amidst the valley of the Himalayan mountain range. Inverted pots hung from the ceiling highlight the influence of pottery in Nepal and at the same time offer an artistic infusion of contemporary design in a traditional manner.

Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal

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December 2016, World Architecture Community Infosys
8th December 2016: World-Architecture Community 

"Iconicism of Sustainability: Morphogenesis took this opportunity to test if a development of this scale could be net zero on water, energy and waste to landfill, with a future aim to develop a model for sustainable master-planning for larger sites.”- Infosys Campus Mihan

December 2016, Homify Traveler's House
8th December 2016: Homify.in| Traveler’s House

“It can simply be described as an elegant understated house that is experiential in nature and its architectural wonder lies in the subtle juxtapositions of spatial relationships that reveal themselves over time.”

December 2016, Archilovers Delhi Nullahs
2nd December 2016: Archilovers.com| Delhi Nullahs

Archilovers.com, the social network for architects and designers from all around the world recently features Morphogenesis' initiative to transform 350km long, contiguous Nullahs in Delhi into eco-corridors.