In the central business district of Lujiazui, the Shanghai Tower, with its 632 meters high distributed into 121 floors, is now the tallest building in China; a vertical city that aims to set new standards in design. In the heart of this architectural project is the J-Hotel located, an ultra-luxury project by the Chinese group Jin Jiang.
Going up the high-speed elevator takes less than 1 minute to reach the lobby on the 101st floor, where a journey in the clouds begins.
It opens up as a kind of art gallery, where there are more than 1,000 works, arranged in various areas or even an integral part of them, from famous local and foreign artists.
Sicis, the Italian producer of masterful quality mosaic tiles became a major partner in this project where art, tradition and avant-garde are integral parts.
On the 120th-floor is a 30-meter long artistic mosaic mural interpreting a painting by the famous and highly rated Chinese painter Zhang Daqin: ‘King of Dongdan on Horseback ‘.
It represents the story of the prosperity of the ancient Silk Road and the hope of making the country strong and the people prosper. The Sicis company recreated, in gold and Murano glass tesserae cut one by one and masterfully composed, the entire work in the Ravenna laboratories and subsequently transported and placed it in its final destination.
Worth highlighting is the wellness area mosaic wall on the presidential suite: an explosion of light, flowers that seem to join directly with the sky’s brightness, an environment in which one feels wholly enveloped in an imaginary and fantastic garden.