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When guests leave reviews of the Quality Hotel Toulouse Sud on TripAdvisor they invariably use a single word to describe the interior design: “Wow!” Located on the campus of the Oncopole cancer research facility in the city of Toulouse, the 90-room hotel, designed by Jean-Paul Viguier Architecture, is six
“Neon orange, purple, pink or blue lines used for wayfinding around the circular hallways and as accents in guest rooms, meeting rooms, reception and the spectacular lounge area at the base of the central void.”
The circular building is composed of a base level pedestal that houses the ground floor, reception and other hotel services, a six-storey high cylinder that houses all 90 hotel rooms and is comprised of a radius span of about 15 metres, and a soaring atrium that marks the centre of the building, allowing maximum natural light into the hallways on all levels. The central void allows ample interior air circulation, which the structural mass
The truly eye-catching detail, though, are the neon orange, purple, pink or blue lines used for wayfinding around the circular hallways and as accents in guest rooms, meeting rooms, reception and the spectacular lounge area at the base of the central void. This linear treatment gives a rhythm and life to spaces that would be lacking with plain
Key takeaways from this amazing design:
- Use bold
colouredlines on the carpets to assist with wayfinding – or opt for more subtle hints, that help visitors of a large hotel or office find their way to the reception, lobby, restaurant or to the colour-codedarea in which their room is.
- The same
colouredlines can further be used to delineate seating areas and give rhythm and life to the various spaces.
- Wall to wall carpet’s superior acoustic properties
ensureprivacy and soundproofing not only between guest rooms but also between floors in multi-storeyhotels.