The Drama Hotel

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Hotel Public Space Design Finalist

Design Practice:

Taipei Base Design Center

Project Title:

The Drama Hotel

Project Location:

Shanghai, China

Design Practice Location:

Shanghai, China

The Drama is a hotel, but it’s also a wonderful theatre experience. There’s only one request at The Drama: those who wish to stay overnight must wear masks. At The Drama, all staff members have another occupation – they are also actors. If they feel like it, guests can break into the scene or engage with the actors in the hotel. The 26 guest rooms are designed in a British style, with walls in metallics style, dramatic pictures and interior design with vibrant clashing colours. Each room is unique and has its own secrets to be discovered. Much like with the concept of the immersive theatre performance Sleep No More, guests do not play a passive role. The ethos is,: ‘If you want to be an interesting person, do something interesting.’