Set behind a striking façade of Scottish stone at the point where Edinburgh’s historic Old Town meets the New Town, Market Street Hotel emerges as a cultural gateway to both the city’s storied past and its pulse-quickening present. Award-winning design studio FG Stijl have devised the visual concept of the 98-room hotel to pay homage to the capital’s character and historic narrative, while simultaneously exploring Scottish cosmopolitanism. Cracked, earthen walls are juxtaposed against the clean, minimalist lines of contemporary furnishings, and unexpected bursts of traditional tartans and heritage fabrics provide an experiential element to the hotel’s aesthetic. Should guests feel the need for even deeper immersion in this most singular of urban locations, the property’s spectacular rooftop Champagne lounge, Nor’ Loft, offers views across the city’s historic landscape and celebrated icons.
▼该酒店仍旧保持着代表爱丁堡文化精神的独特历史遗迹，the hotelmaintaining a unique footprint that celebrates the city’s cultural zeitgeist
Occupying such a prominent space in Edinburgh’s cityscape, it was vital that the structure of Market Street Hotel harmonized with its surroundings, while still maintaining a unique footprint that celebrates the city’s cultural zeitgeist. Acclaimed architecture practice jmarchitects were tasked with creating a bold, modern hotel that honors the age-old architectural diversity of the city without slipping into imitation. The result is a beautifully layered composition; locally-sourced white stone cladding mirrors the tone of Edinburgh’s Craigleith sandstone, and striking whinstone recesses nod to both the city’s weathered slate roofs and the dark, shadowy slots of the medieval “closes”. However, it is at the hotel’s pinnacle that the balance between old and new is best expressed—the innovative folded, stone-clad roofscape provides a truly unique architectural standpoint, and yet blends seamlessly with surrounding spires.
▼石头覆盖的翻折屋顶提供了一处独特的建筑景观，stone-clad roofscape provides a truly unique architectural standpoint
建筑与场地环境的紧密联系体现在整个酒店，首先是一堵立于入口处的宽阔墙壁，代表了向曾经坐落在“Nor Loch”湖中央的小岛屿致敬。此外，一种自发的“野蛮之美”概念旨在通过大量的当代碰撞更新典型的苏格兰城堡美学。总部位于阿姆斯特丹的设计工作室FG Stijl用木材、石材、釉面砖、软质墙纸、羊毛和格子花呢制作了挂毯，镜子和特色照明设计提升了房间层次和肌理丰富度。经过重新设计的传统苏格兰图案巧妙地融合了多种元素，与五个悬空的铜制壁炉，共同复原了“苏格兰之花”的美誉。
▼多种材料的运用，multiple use of materials
This meaningful connection with the location continues throughout the hotel’s interiors, starting with an expansive wall in the entrance that pays homage to the dried earth of the “Nor Loch” lake that used to sit on the grounds. Further in, a self defined concept of ‘brutal beauty’ works to update the archetypal Scottish fortress aesthetic with a hefty dash of contemporaneity. As such, Amsterdam-based design outfit FG Stijl have created a tapestry of wood, stone, glazed bricks, soft wallcoverings, wool and tartan, adding mirrors and a signature lighting concept for textural depth. Traditional Scottish motifs have been reimagined and cleverly woven into the multifaceted design, culminating in a series of five floating copper fireplaces that together replicate the first notes of “The Flower of Scotland”.
▼从室内看窗外，view from interior to outside
充满现代感的Baronial为市集街酒店的98间客房和套房提供了丰富的灵感。橡木和当地开采的石材等天然有机材料，以及定制家具和本地手工制品为Fritz Hansen和Saint Luc等经典设计赋予了迷人的背景。木制百叶窗脱胎于旧城区的传统窗户装饰，营造出家庭式的温馨氛围，而织物壁纸和羊毛面料进一步强化了这一特色。浴室配有精致豪华的大理石洗手盆、Via Bizzuno花洒淋浴，以及来自Votary的产品等便利设施。酒店代表性的Alba套房内同时设有浴室与更衣间，客人打开房门进入卧室，便可欣赏远处沉浸于迷离夜色中的城市景观。
▼橡木和当地开采的石材等天然有机材料，organic, natural materials such as oak and locally-sourced stone
▼家庭式的温馨氛围，bedroom with a warm, homely atmosphere
▼特殊照明设计，a signature lighting concept
A modern take on Baronial materiality and composition also provides the inspiration behind Market Street’s 98 rooms and suites. Organic, natural materials such as oak and locally-sourced stone provide a tactile canvas for modern design classics from the likes of Fritz Hansen and Saint Luc, alongside custom-made furniture and handcrafted local pieces. Charming wooden shutters are inspired by the traditional window fixtures of the Old Town and create a warm, homely atmosphere, which is further encouraged by the use of fabric wallpaper and soft woolen accents. Bathrooms have been designed as stylish anterooms, outfitted in luxurious marble and featuring solid stone basins, rainfall showers by Via Bizzuno and amenities by vegan brand Votary. The bathroom in the hotel’s signature Alba Suite adjoins a spacious dressing room, whereby a pair of double doors lead guests through to the master bedroom and stunning city views beyond.
▼从浴室看卧室，view from bathroom to bedroom
▼高档的大理石洗手台，luxurious marble and featuring solid stone basins
酒店屋顶的香槟酒吧Nor’Loft以先前占据地块的湖泊命名。作为联合国教科文组织（UNESCO）世界遗产名录的又一别致补充，7楼的空间围绕着一张优雅的香槟桌，桌上摆放着20多个铭牌和一份精选烈酒酒单。该空间全天开放，提供早餐、下午茶和小吃，所有食物都在食客可见的开放式厨房中制作完成。Nor ‘ Loft的烹饪理念致力于打造经典风味和本地时令食材，以富有创造力的方式精心烹制。晚上，休息室瞬间变身为活力无限的社交中心，在开放式壁炉映照之下，酒吧以其悠闲的氛围和无与伦比的视野欢迎所有顾客和本地人士。
Named for the loch that previously occupied the site of the hotel, Nor’Loft is the hotel’s rooftop Champagne lounge. An achingly chic addition to the city’s UNESCO World Heritage skyline, the 7th floor space is centered around an elegant Champagne table boasting over 20 prestige labels and a curated spirits list. Open throughout the day serving breakfast, afternoon tea, and small plates—all crafted in an open kitchen in full view of diners—the Nor’ Loft’s culinary concept focuses on classic flavors and locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients prepared with imaginative flair. By night, the lounge transforms into a vibrant social hub illuminated by the open fireplace, welcoming guests and locals alike with its laid-back atmosphere and peerless panorama.