Pan Pacific, Singapore
The Pan Pacific, Singapore interior refurbishment of public areas and guestrooms was completed in July 2012. This fast-track commission was to create a new image for the brand’s properties across the region beginning with this 750-room flagship hotel. Our brief was to set a benchmark for the Pan Pacific brand melding its core values – to evoke the Pacific region – whilst embracing Singapore as a location. Our first challenge was to give the vast lobby a human scale whilst celebrating the architectural features.
We created distinct zones – a landscape of floor levels, bridges, water pools and walkways. Over-sized canopies, incorporating ambient light, rise up through the atrium at different levels and appear to float above these spaces. The hotel closed for only four months, so our design had to be geared towards a fast fit-out. We worked closely with local manufacturers to resolve and speed-up buildability issues and re-cycled large quantities of materials, such as timber and stone, refinishing on site to also reduce the environmental cost of the project.
Photography by Owen Raggett.