Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Commercial / Pangaea

Inspired by traditional Islamic patterning and sea coral, Pangaea is a conceptual proposal for a 400-room boutique hotel complex along the Bawadi strip, in Dubai, UAE. The project explores the relationship between entertainment, hospitality, and the architecture of each within an aggressive economic and social context. Some of the programmatic features include a spa, a central pool that functions as a nightclub, a restaurant and bar, as well as a mix of unique rooms and more private bungalow units.