Set on the eastern edge of OCT Bay, Shenzhen’s premiere shopping and entertainment destination, the Bay Breeze Hotel is a 57-room luxury hotel with dramatic, sweeping view of the man-made lake. The concept of the architectural design is based upon a fusion of traditional Chinese construction with contemporary forms and materials. Rising five levels above ground, the structure is rendered as a series of glass volumes obscured by vertical wooden louvers that reference the region’s ancient wooden construction methods. An eye-catching canopy at the west facade announces one’s arrival to the OCT Bay development and leads to a grand stair that cuts through the building and brings guests down to the water. With interiors designed by LANYA Architectural Design Company of Australia, the Bay Breeze Hotel features luxury guest rooms and suites, two interior restaurants, and a health club and pool.