Crown Plaza Hohhot is a major component in the Eon Time mixed-use development, serving as a gateway to the financial and technical district of Jingiao. The design fuses various cues of natural elements through an interwoven language that gives the project a distinct identity, while maintaining an expressive responsiveness to the surrounding city. The podium of the center, inspired by images of a moving glacier, is defined by strong horizontal gestures. The varying depths and slight color variation in panels give the face of the project a distinct dynamism and promote an instant comprehension of scale. Broader gestures, expressed through deeper folds in the façade, form a series of landscaped vistas for public interaction and views of the city. The towers, through a randomized implementation of material and fenestration, give a simple backdrop to the project.