Hyatt Regency Dehradun: Craft spaces that cater to well-being.

_project: Hyatt Regency Dehradun
_architecture: AND Studio 
_location: Dehradun, India

Architects play a pivotal role in designing spaces that foster well-being, enhancing the lives of individuals and communities. Through a blend of aesthetic appeal, functional design, and sustainability, architects can create environments that promote physical, mental, and social well-being. The design process involves a meticulous understanding of human needs and the impacts of built environments on human behavior and health.

The project Hyatt Regency in Dehradun, designed by AND Studio, serves as an illustration of how architects can craft spaces that cater to well-being. This project was meticulously designed to harmonize with the natural environment and luxurious locale, immersing guests in the local culture while providing unobstructed views of the city. The design goes beyond merely providing a place to stay; it offers a holistic experience that caters to the well-being of its guests.

The architects at AND Studio integrated various elements to promote well-being. The spatial layout was designed to capture an open and vast sense of space while also providing personal and intimate spaces for guests to relax in. The extensive use of woodwork brings a sense of warmth and homeliness to the hotel, making it a comforting space for guests. Furthermore, the incorporation of indigenous artwork with luxurious amenities crafts a sense of barefoot elegance, each motif telling a story and reflecting a valued part of the local identity, thus promoting a sense of cultural connection and mental well-being.

Moreover, the design fosters social interaction through interconnected social programs and visually permeable public areas, creating a lively atmosphere without compromising access control. The balance of open and closed spaces fosters conversation, connection, and celebration, essential aspects of social well-being.

Through the lens of the Hyatt Regency project, it's clear that architects hold the keys to designing for well-being, creating spaces that not only meet the functional needs but also enrich the human experience by fostering a sense of community, cultural connection, and overall well-being.


_article written by Daniela Moreira Silva
_film by Sohaib Ilyas
_film curatorship by Architecture Hunter
_cover image courtesy of Sohaib Ilyas

_drawings by AND Studio:

1. Key Plan

2. 2nd Floor Plan

3. 6th Floor Plan

4. Ground Floor Layout Plan

5. Ground Floor Plan

6. Typical Floor Plan

7. 7th Floor Plan

8. Elevations

9. Sections A, B, C

10. Elevation 3 & 4

11. Sections D

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