Angsana Chengdu Wenjiang by CCD Demonstrates the Chinese Interior Design Firm’s Passion and Expertise

Throughout the comprehensive courtyard-style ancient architectural complex, the natural landscape and poetry of Wenjiang have been fused into the living experience

Founded by Joe Cheng, Cheng Chung Design (CCD) specialises in providing interior design and consulting services for top international brand hotels. The diverse background of the team and its technological expertise allows it to keep abreast of new directions and innovations in the industry. Since its establishment, CCD has been awarded over 100 international design awards including the highest honour in the interior design field - Gold Key Awards - becoming the first Chinese interior designer who has won a grand slam in the hospitality design field. As an icon in hospitality design, CCD ensures seamlessness in the whole industry chain operation mode (pre-consultant, architectural design, interior design, electromechanical, lighting, logo, softcover, art works, etc.) covering hotel, corporate, commercial complex, and high-end residential design. They also successively launched various sub-brands: FED, UCD, Wowu Art Consultancy, and Xizhao Network Technology, which have achieved cross-border connection and private customization of products and services.

Cheng Chung Design (CCD)'s founder Joe Cheng

Angsana Chengdu Wenjiang is a recent addition of CCD’s expertise. Located in Wenjiang district in the heart of Chengdu Plain known as "Jin Wenjiang", the prosperous municipal district that enjoys fertile land and abundant products. At a street's distance from the Chenjia Yard, a comprehensive courtyard-style ancient architectural complex built in the Qing dynasty, the hotel is embraced by gorgeous natural landscapes and endowed with a profound historical heritage. The hotel accommodates various outdoor facilities, such as Vpark pump track, greenway for cycling, camping space, pet park and tennis court to offer engaging and enriching experiences for guests. Following the philosophy of "Being Yourself, Being Natural", Angsana Chengdu Wenjiang creates an urban micro-vacation lifestyle that "makes one who comes feel delighted and welcome guests from far away".

Opposite the historical and ancient building complex of the Chenjia Yard, the hotel features a typical western Sichuan-style courtyard decorated with a bamboo fence, which is fully presented by various design elements including the sloping roof, gray tiles, log walls and bamboo weaving art. Every detail is simple and natural with the authentic charm of Chengdu.

The landscape and hotel echo with each other to create a picturesque scene, a reflection of the human mood. Every stone, tree, grass and flower injects a natural and agile ambiance, while the wandering clouds and mottled sunlight nourish the soul constantly. With a calm mind, everything becomes tender and the soul becomes ethereal. As traceless clouds float away and winds blow with a trace, every day in the garden courtyard appears as a beautiful day. Leaving space for nature and sunlight, the hotel presents this through natural simplicity, seclusion and the openness of Eastern courtyards.

The garden courtyard with a bamboo fence offers a poetic lifestyle. Constructed as a masterpiece, it creates a tranquil courtyard lifestyle isolated from the hustle and bustle of the modern city. Meanwhile, natural lighting from the patio and warmth from the bonfire endow the interiors with natural spirit.  A pool of water mirrors the hibiscuses, with lovely blossoms in deep and light red Chengdu has boasted beautiful blossoms of all kinds since ancient times. A poem once described that the entire city was covered by flowers and surrounded by thousands of hibiscuses. Based on the context, artworks in the shape of blooming hibiscuses adorn the background behind the reception desk gracefully. Their red hues draw inspiration from the saturated red of hibiscuses after rain, which symbolise the vitality of plants in spring and expresses the expectation and love for life.

As scenery changes with the cycle of four seasons, the vibe depends on the people. The hotel acts as a spiritual spot built on the basis of local nature, art, humanity and culture. With nature and art connected by means of time, the hotel adopts innovative materials, colours and embellishments to create an ambiance with long-lasting charm. Exquisite Sichuan embroidery integrates traditional aesthetics into scenic urban life. Under the outline and rendering of light, the indoor and outdoor scenery blend to be linked to emotions. The considerate planning and organisation of space leave potential for recollecting and thinking, allowing guests to start afresh again with each spiritual scene and discover the eternal beauty of life via wisdom. Lots of calm wood colours and simple red bricks have been applied in the space to achieve a contrast between modern and traditional elements, resulting in a charm brought by the passage of time. A large number of bamboo weaving elements blend the dining experience and local culture to form a distinctive and unique cultural ethos.

Throughout, the natural landscape and poetry of Wenjiang have been fused into the living experience. The reorganisation of the building structure and the courtyard blurs the boundary between the courtyard and the landscape to create an isolated quiet and slow life. The guest rooms are another joy to relax in, with their unified concise layout and gentle palette that ignite comfort and soothe the senses. As an extension of outdoor natural scenery, the use of elegant wood veneer and bright floor-to-ceiling windows record the beautiful moments from dawn and dusk just steps outside. Whether it’s taking some time to sightsee, admiring the gorgeous mountains or sleeping under the moonlight, you can rest assured your mind, body and soul will be invigorated here.

Words: Emily Leung & Nikey Cheng
Photos: Liu Xinghao - INSPACE Studio
Published on August 22, 2023