華麗轉身 持續發展
Treasure in Time

近年,“可持續發展”概念成為了世界潮流大趨勢,當中建築及設計界別紛紛將舊有的資源及建築物復修及活化,擴闊其用途,運用創意把這些建築物轉化為獨一無二的文化地標。
“Sustainable development” has become a trend around the world, especially old buildings which have been renovated and restored as brand-new hotels, consequently become the luxurious and unique landmarks.


荷蘭燈塔旅館

情人節將至,要跟戀人化身成小說中的主角,依偎於燈塔內,遠眺無盡汪洋,許下一生承諾絕對不是痴人說夢,只要來到荷蘭就可以輕鬆實現這個屬於兩個人的浪漫世界。

在距離阿姆斯特丹大約1公里的地方,有座名為Harlingen的燈塔旅館,特別為情人而設,整座燈塔只有一間能容納兩個人的房間。旅館由一座真實的燈塔改造,燈塔由建築師C.Jelsma設計,於1920年投入服務,是當年荷蘭沿海照明網路的重要構成部分,由於近年當地重整了沿海照明系統及路線規劃,燈塔於1988年才功成身退。及後荷蘭當局為了保留這座地標建築及達到物盡其用的持續發展,特別邀請設計師將燈塔改建,發展成一間創意旅館,受到當地及世界各地遊客歡迎。

說真的,由燈塔改建而成的旅館,當然沒有五星級的奢華配奪及尊貴會所設施,誠然,住客能擁有的,就是極致的私隱及無敵的景致與氣氛。旅館共分三層:一樓是浴室及梳洗空間;二樓是塔樓房間包括休息區和工作桌;最頂層是燈塔室和360度無敵露台。空間需小,但設施完善且具有現代設計風格,傢俱都根據空間的實際運用而設置,一切都以舒適為最大前提。在這裡還有專職燈塔管理員提供所需服務,包括迎接客人和提供新鮮可口的早餐籃。據說,這所獨一無二的燈塔旅館預訂期長達7至9個月,要成為燈塔下的戀人,除了需要耐性之外,或許真的需要愛神的眷顧。

Harlingen Lighthouse, Netherlands

It would be a romantic experience to become the protagonists in novels with your lover. Stay in the lighthouse of Netherlands and overlook the endless ocean while making a lifetime promise!

About 1 km from Amsterdam, the Harlingen lighthouse has only a room for two. The hotel was reconstructed from a real lighthouse designed by architect C.Jelsma and came into service in 1920. It was an important part of the Dutch coastal lighting network. Due to the recent adjustment of the lighting systems alongside the coast, this lighthouse was no longer needed from 1988. In order to preserve the landmark building for sustainable development, the Dutch authority invited designers to refurbish the lighthouse and it become a creative hotel.

As a hotel converted from the lighthouse, it does not entail five-star luxurious and exclusive facilities. Nevertheless, you could enjoy the ultimate privacy and stunning view. There are three stories: the first floor is the bathing area, the second floor is the living area with a comfortable bed and working space, the top floor brings you to the place from where the light once shined so brightly. You can stand outside and glance over the sea with the panoramic terrace. Designed in a modern style, the hotel features a small but comfortable space with specially-designed furniture. Besides, a dedicated lighthouse manager will provide the services according to your need. You may really need the blessing from Cupid in addition to great patience since it may take 7 to 9 months to book in advance to this unique lighthouse hotel.


香港大澳文物酒店

2009年,香港歷史文物保育建設有限公司展開“舊大澳警署活化計劃”,該計劃銳意將警署保存修復,並活化成擁有九間客房的大澳文物酒店,2010年,更被古物古蹟諮詢委員會評選為二級歷史建築,經活化後的大澳文物酒店於2012年正式投入服務。

為了減少對現有建築結構的影響,酒店巧妙地保留了這座珍貴的舊大澳警署的基本風格。舊大澳警署由一座兩層高的主樓及附屬建築,以及其後增建的一層高樓房組成,均是典型的殖民地風格建築。為了體現19世紀的建築特色,保留了大炮、探射燈、看守塔、儲物室及泥封已久的地堡等特色。酒店亦融入了中西合璧的建築元素,包括中式瓦屋頂、木製平開窗、花崗岩石階及法式落地雙扇玻璃門等,盡展古典優雅的神韻。而精緻的拱形大門、壁爐及主附樓之間的連橋,則突顯了20世紀初的建築風格。

大澳文物酒店根據水警駐守時期海軍的官階名稱,分別將兩間套房命名為“處長室”及“ 司令室”,客人置身其中,就如當年水警站崗一樣俯瞰整條大澳漁村。其他房間則以海軍巡邏艇“海馬”、“海獅”及以大澳著名景點,例如“牙鷹角”、“將軍石”、“鹿湖”等命名,讓旅客更添親切。於酒店一樓的玻璃屋頂餐廳Tai O Lookout,保留了原有的天台看守塔,前身為昔日水警監視海盜之用,因此餐廳命名為Tai O Lookout。 現以玻璃室設計改建為雅致的餐廳,殖民地風格的典雅裝潢,沿用了China Tee Club饋贈的精緻曲木傢具。

Tai O Heritage Hotel, Hong Kong

Old Tai O Police Station’s restoration came in 2009, when Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation Limited was selected to undertake its revitalisation. This involved its conversion into a 9-room boutique hotel, the Tai O Heritage Hotel. In 2010, it was graded as a Grade II historic building by the Antiquities Advisory Board. The hotel was officially opened in 2012.

Tai O Heritage Hotel has spared no expense in restoring the original beauty of the Old Tai O Police Station. Consisting a two-storey main building, a two-storey outhouse and a one-storey extension – the Old Tai O Police Station is a characteristic example of colonial-style architecture. In order to maintain its late 19th century character, every historical element and detail, such as the cannons, searchlight, corner turrets, dry-goods store and cells distinctive to the former police station, has been restored and refurbished in the Tai O Heritage Hotel. It is classically understated and elegant with a mix of colonial architectural elements such as a Chinese tiled roof, wooden casement windows, granite steps, French windows, and so forth. Additional details such as the arched façade, fireplaces, and connecting bridge between the main building and the outhouse all distinguish the Hotel’s architectural style as belonging to the early 20th century.

Two suite rooms are named after the Hong Kong Police Force Navy ranks, namely “The Commissioner” and “The Commander”, while two others are named as the navvy vessels“Sea Horse” and “Sea Lion”. Others are named after the significant attractions in Tai O, such as “Eagle’s Point”, “General’s Rock” and “Deer Lake”. Tai O Lookout, the glass-roofed restaurant situated on the first floor of the Hotel, with panoramic view of the South China Sea, is named after the guard tower where the marine police were stationed to guard against pirate activities. The rooftop is now transformed into the restaurant with colonial-time decor,housing the wood-carved furniture previously belonging to China Tee Club.


意大利塔巴克弗慈奧酒店

這家迷人的酒店前身為煙草處理廠,距離Santa Maria diLeuca約10分鐘車程,同時距離海岸僅2公里,其歷史可追溯至20世紀30年代,及後被身為意大利外交官及時尚生活博客的別墅主人夫婦收購了該建築物,特別邀請意大利著名建築師Raffaele Centonze主持修繕翻新工程,改建了花園、游泳池、遊樂場和保留了傳統的餐廳,令建築物搖身一變,成為該小鎮人所共知的特色旅館。

酒店保留了包括拱形天花板在內的原有建築特色。6間客房均擁有煙草處理廠的歷史照片,花園裡設有游泳池。室內設有休閒閱讀區和多媒體會議室。庭院內的石牆前種植著井然有序的銀油橄欖樹。建築內採光充足,室內空間主要由拋光混凝土和回收木材構成,完美配合主人從世界各地收集而來的手工藝品和設計作品。同時,酒店餐廳供應地區地道的特色菜餚,並遵循“零公里”的美食方法,採用時令的本地食材烹製。

Masseria il Tabacchificio, Italy

The charming Masseria il Tabacchificio takes a 10-minute drive from SantaMaria di Leuca and just a 2-km walk from the coast. Dating back to the 1930s,the building was formerly a tobacco processing plant. Later, it was acquired by a couple of Italian diplomat and fashion blogger. The famous Italian architect Raffaele Centonze was then invited to preside over the renovation of the architecture. The garden, swimming pool and playground were restyled while the traditional restaurant was preserved. The building was finally converted into a well-known and unique hotel in the town.

Retaining the original architectural features including the vaulted ceilings,the hotel displays historical photos of the tobacco processing plant in each of its 6 rooms. It also embraces a casual reading area, a multimedia meeting room and silver olive trees in front of the stone wall in the courtyard. What’s more, the interior is made up of polished concrete and recycled wood,perfectly matched with the handicrafts and designs that the owners collected around the world. Adopting seasonal local ingredients, the hotel’s restaurant serves authentic regional specialities according to the self-sufficiency discipline.


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