The Yinwan Village is located on the northern shore of Dongqian Lake and has a history dating back to the Song Dynasty. As recorded in the “Yinxian County Records,” it was described as a place where fishermen used to gather, their boats docking by the shore. During hazy nights with no moonlight, there were flickering fishing fires and fishermen’s songs. This was known as one of the “Ten Scenic Views of Qian Lake,” the “Yinwan Fishing Fires.”
The project is situated at the entrance of this village, which boasts a history of seven centuries and has close ties with the local community. It serves as a social hub for daily gatherings among villagers and holds a significant place in the village’s cultural heritage.
Drawing inspiration from the local culture, the design extracts distinctive architectural features from the area and translates them into a design language, with “fishing boats” and “lake water” as key elements. The goal is to create a destination-style resort hotel in Yinwan Ancient Village, integrating the experience of “fishing fires” to craft imaginative and immersive spatial environments.