Design showcase: Top five atriums

by | 10 Nov 2021 | Design

We explore five hotels around the world that cleverly use atriums to create a welcome sense of spaciousness for travellers in our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive.

The atrium, historically known as a key feature in ancient Roman houses, originally provided ventilation and light.

Winning the space race

With the passage of time, atriums have increasingly been used not only for these reasons, but also for providing a sense of spaciousness. Something that’s very attractive about them is that they protect visitors from the natural elements, while maintaining a link with the surrounding environment.

This week, we’ve selected five projects with a variety of styles that use atriums in highly delicate, sophisticated and creative ways.

It’s surprising to see how much these can vary in atmosphere and vibe; from an exposed brick-walled shared area with interiors inspired by the concept of weaving, and a polished restoration of unique architecture, to a modern curvy atrium.

Raffles Singapore

by Aedas – Singapore, Studio Lapis and Champalimaud Design
Supplied by Andy Mannhart, DigiValet, Kaldewei and TUUCI

Imagery: © Ralf Tootel


Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District

by DLR Group

Imagery: © Jim Kruger


Capella Hanoi

by Bensley
Supplied by Hansgrohe


Hilton Paris Opera

by Ertim Architectes and Richmond International
Supplied by Apir

Imagery: © Fabrice Rambert


Dorsett Shepherds Bush

by Flanagan Lawrence, Dorsett Hospitality International and Flint

Click here to find more inspiring atrium designs on TOPHOTELDESIGN.

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