Orient Retreat is the flagship building for the largest wellness group in Taiwan. Our design intent was to create spaces that engaged guests all five senses.
The journey begins by entering a private courtyard under a circular halo of light projected from the entry canopy above.
Upon entering the courtyard, guests hear the relaxing sounds of nearby fountains.
They cross over a modern moat via a wooden bridge before entering the building through custom cedar doors.
The scent of espresso from the adjacent café enlivens the check-in area. Restful spa retreat treatments reside on the second floor, where a limestone façade floats over the first levels delicate glass enclosure.
Designed as an episodic journey for the senses, the sublime minimalist interiors provide a peaceful setting for busy professionals.
The courtyard acts as a “social condenser” engaging the surrounding community’s sight, sound, smell, and touch.
• Abundant natural light
• Biophilia & garden courtyard
• Sensory experiences