2021 IID 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner | Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center | YANG & ASSOCIATES GROUP

With an area of 36,600㎡, this Hilton is located in the new convention and exhibition zone of Bao’an District, Shenzhen, and is adjacent to Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, which is the biggest of its kind in APAC. As the only landmark directly connecting with the Center, the hotel is the third under Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Shenzhen.  

Interior Design Awards 2022: Discounted Entries Open Now! Save $50
Super Early Discount – 20th January 2022 to 31st March 2022 – $199 = $149

Gold 🏆 Winner
International Interior Design Awards 2021

Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center
Hospitality Interior Built


Bangsheng Yang

Design Team
Bangsheng Yang, Jia Huang, Songyuan Zhang

Shenzhen, China



The designer conceives the theme of “carrying on the past and opening a way for future” in combination with cultures about shipping, exhibition, and the ocean. Alternatively displayed blocks, local Chaoshan and Lingnan cultures, and elements like containers and sails are used to build a modern and magnificent international hotel as well as a bridge for global communication and connection.

The interior design values both beauty and practicality. Sofas and long tables in the lobby lounge can be either combined or scattered to meet the requirements both for business meetings and leisure gatherings. Inspired by a propeller spinning around in sea water, the artistic pendant lights weaken the sense of distance of the 8.85-meter-high ceiling while enhancing the quality of the space. Curved wall surfaces take cues from “ship sails” and also look like stacked containers. Orderly layered blocks enrich the architectural language and add a touch of interest and art to the space.   

The Chinese restaurant Qing Ya intends to create elegant Chinese-style ambience that makes diners feel like eating in company with twittering birds and fragrant flowers. Regionally inspired bluish green and reddish orange inject passion into the elegance. In the ballroom, wall surfaces, artworks, and pendant lights continue the “container” element. Blow-molded glass and faceted crystal are matched to form interspersed 3D boxes, showing starry romance and luxury.    

The designer optimized flow lines in the hotel to provide higher efficiency and more convenience. For instance, the ADD restaurant is relocated at the third floor so that after having their breakfast, guests can walk to the center directly from the sky loggia beside the lift hall. Also, the ADD can be flexibly combined with or separated from the specialty restaurant to cope with a spike in the volume of people during an exhibition.

To help guests reach the Chinese restaurant quickly, the fire fighting access between the first-floor ballroom and the restaurant is transformed into a fantastic “time tunnel” accented by the typical bluish green from Chaoshan architecture, provided that the passage meets Class-A fire protection standards. Stand-alone vanity is set up in the public toilet to provide smooth experience. Glass curtain walls are considerably used in the swimming pool to bring in natural light, creating an extremely relaxing environment.

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