The hotel is set to open in early 2016, and is being developed by London-based boutique hotel developer Meir Abutbul, which says the architectural designs aim to reflect the Shoreditch area of the hotel site.
Ron Arad created the original building design, for which the hotel was given planning permission, but left the project around 18 months ago. Ben Adams then took it over, retaining much of the original design, with some changes made to the facade and the interiors.
Nobu Shoreditch, which is currently under construction, will feature 156 rooms, banqueting and meeting rooms, a fitness centre and a landscaped garden with terraces, seating and plants. This outdoor space will provide natural light and access to the triple height restaurant and bar space.
Ben Adams Architects says, ‘Nobu is about simple luxury and Shoreditch has a raw creative energy. The design marries the two with an elegant building, with a façade that fragments at the eastern end to create a dramatic new park.’
Materials such as concrete, bronze, timber and glass will be used alongside textiles and fabric to give a ‘considered and raw aesthetic,’ adds the consultancy.
Architect Ben Adams says, ‘a simple palette of materials has been developed into a set of beautiful, refined finishes.’
Meir Abutbul says, ‘For an area conceived through, and shaped by, contemporary culture and creativity, our architectural design is the obvious gesture.
‘The demonstration of beauty, drama and instinctive elegance has found a perfect home with the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.’
The project is under a long-term management partnership between Nobu Hospitality and the Willow Corp Sarl, the owner of the hotel.