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加拿大 基齐纳 | Kitchener, Canada

The Walper Hotel 建筑外立面
The Walper Hotel 建筑 ©Michael Muraz

位于加拿大硅谷北部的历史悠久的Walper酒店是滑铁卢科技社区发展的新热点。随着雅虎(Yahoo)、谷歌和其他主要科技公司新开设的办公室,以及滑铁卢的RIM和Perimeter Institute,这个距离多伦多一小时车程的地区被证明是加拿大增长最快的社区之一。

自1893年开张以来,历史悠久的沃尔珀酒店在基齐纳市中心最著名的地标性建筑中扮演着重要的角色。1983年,根据《安大略遗产法》被指定为历史地标,入住酒店的名人包括女王母亲;许多首相,包括皮埃尔·特鲁多;埃莉诺·罗斯福;许多爵士名流,包括路易斯·阿姆斯特朗和艾灵顿公爵;詹姆斯·布朗;利比里亚斯;鲁道夫·努雷耶夫;鲍勃·霍普和托尼·班纳特。几十年后,遗址上陈旧的住宿条件无法满足现代商务旅行者和寻找着陆点的地方千年一代的现代需求。该地区蓬勃发展的科技产业吸引了有眼光的客户,酒店的更新目标是这些游客,将最好的老年人带到未来。作为三家设计公司的合作,Walper在庆祝其历史细节并与大胆的现代设计相结合的同时,被改造成了一家现代精品酒店。

The historic Walper Hotel in Canada’s Silicon Valley North is the new hot spot for Kitchener Waterloo’s growing tech community. With newly opened offices of Yahoo, Google and other major tech players, as well as Waterloo’s RIM and the Perimeter Institute, this area located an hour from Toronto is proving to be one of the fastest growing communities in the country.

Downtown Kitchener’s most recognizable landmark, the historic Walper Hotel played a pivotal role in the city’s social and cultural scene since opening in 1893. Designated as a historic landmark under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1983, the list of luminaries who stayed at the hotel include the Queen Mother; many prime ministers, including Pierre Trudeau; Eleanor Roosevelt; many jazz greats including Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington; James Brown; Liberace; Rudolph Nureyev; Bob Hope; and Tony Bennett. Decades later, the heritage site’s dated accommodations were unable to meet the contemporary demands of modern business travellers and locavore millennials looking for a landing spot. The region’s burgeoning tech industry attracts a discerning clientele, and the hotel’s renewal targets these visitors, bringing the best of the old into the future. As a collaboration between three design firms, the Walper was transformed into a modern boutique hotel while celebrating its historic details and pairing them with bold contemporary design.

WALPER hotel室内设计
The Walper Hotel ©Michael Muraz
WALPER hotel室内设计
The Walper Hotel ©Michael Muraz

大堂和公共空间对比传统的细节,如装饰皇冠造型,壁板和装饰与时尚,现代装修和家具。最后的装饰来自于一个干净的,白色的调色板,强调色彩丰富的艺术品,有趣的灯具和大胆的家具在温暖的树林。大堂的马赛克瓷砖地板是一个定制的图案,灵感来自于Kitchener自己的城市网格地图。二楼的特色是恢复活力的酒吧和休息区——这里再次引用了传统的方面,但是实木地板被安装在一个有角度的模式,在广阔的休息区中定义了更小的区域。在这里,客人可以在社交时间的小吃或放松自己,给各种舒适的座位选择。

The lobby and public spaces contrast traditional details such as decorative crown mouldings, wainscoting and trimwork with sleek, contemporary finishes and furniture. The finishes derive from a clean, white palette that highlights the colourful artwork, playful light fixtures and bold furniture in warm woods. The mosaic tile flooring in the lobby is a custom pattern inspired by the map of Kitchener’s own urban grid. The second floor features a rejuvenated bar and lounge area – traditional aspects are once again referenced here, but the solid wood flooring is installed in an angular pattern, defining smaller zones within the expansive lounge. Here, guests can mingle over light snacks during social hours or relax privately, given the variety of cozy seating options.

酒店接待区
接待区 ©Kerun Ip
©Kerun Ip
接待台
接待台 ©Kerun Ip
接待休息区
接待休息区 ©Kerun Ip

客房楼层的全面整修包括在现有的楼层板上增设了92间客房。每个房间都是独特的,包括定制的木工,家具,和灯具。我们的愿景是通过自然的装饰、节能的照明、通风的家具和明亮的色调,为这座疲惫不堪的砖房注入新的活力。传统的装饰与地板和木制品中光滑的胡桃木和温暖的灰木的新材料形成对比。明亮的色彩在家具和高光泽的门带来一个新的面貌的房间-蓝色是用于较小的房间和红色为较大的房间-结合大胆的单色图形在功能墙上。定制设计和采购的家具和照明的古怪组合进一步强调了酒店的精品性质。随着时间从微小的细节转变到城市的总体印象,沃尔珀再次成为了这个地区的住宿目的地。

The full refurbishment of the guest floors included the creation of additional rooms in the existing floor plates, for a total of 92 rooms. Each room is unique and contains custom millwork, furnishings, and light fixtures. The vision was to breathe new life back into a tired brick building using natural finishes, energy efficient lighting, airy furniture and bright accents. Traditional trimwork was maintained to contrast with the new material palette of sleek walnut and warm ash wood in the flooring and millwork. Bright pops of colour in the furniture and high gloss doors bring a fresh new look to the rooms – blue is used for smaller rooms and red for larger ones – combined with bold monochromatic graphics on feature walls. The eccentric combinations of custom-designed and sourced furniture and lighting further emphasize the hotel’s boutique nature. With a revitalization that spans from minute details to an overall urban impression, the Walper is once again poised to become the lodging destination for the region.

©Langen Studios
©Langen Studios
©Langen Studios
©Gillian Jackson of Barré Studio

©Gillian Jackson of Barré Studio

项目信息

项目地点: Kitchener, Ontario

项目面积: 73,400 s.f | 客房数量: 92

项目客户: Perimeter Development Corporation

大堂及二楼公共空间设计: Dialogue 38

套房及楼层设计: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, Jill Greaves Design

基层建筑设计: Bogdan Newman Caranci Inc.

摄影师: Gillian Jackson of Barré Studio, Langen Studios, Kerun Ip, Michael Muraz

Data Sheet

Location: Kitchener, Ontario

Size: 73,400 s.f | Room count: 92

Client: Perimeter Development Corporation

Lobby and second floor public spaces design: Dialogue 38

Suites and guest floors design: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, Jill Greaves Design

Base building architect: Bogdan Newman Caranci Inc.

Photography: Gillian Jackson of Barré Studio, Langen Studios, Kerun Ip, Michael Muraz