2019 shortlists

Dream and Maze
by Studio 10

Optical illusions and maze-like staircases are designed to trick the eyes of lodgers at this MC Escher-inspired guesthouse in the city of Guilin, China.

Located by the Li River in Guilin, a prefecture city in the northeast of China's Guangxi region best known for its Karst scenery, the guest rooms called Dream and Maze are part of ‘The Other Place - Guilin Litopia', a creative guesthouse that offers short-term accommodation in 10 uniquely themed guest rooms.

The two interiors feature anti-gravitational staircases and puzzling arched doorways, based on Escher's well-known labyrinth-like Relativity lithograph.

A colour palette of pink and white creates a serene and fresh environment in the dream rooms with the aim to distance spaces from busy, everyday life.

Designer: Studio 10
Project: Dream and Maze
Shortlisted for: Hotel and short stay interior

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