The city of Ningbo was called 明州 before its present name. The character 明 is composed of two characters representing the lakes inside the city wall. 日 represents the Solar Lake while 月 represents the Crescent Lake.
The character 明 revealed as an ideal concept for the Ningbo boutique hotel. It symbolize a profound duality. It represents the historical city of Ningbo and it symbolizes the continuum of time and space into the future.
Architecturally speaking, the creativity of sun and moon can be expressed in form, spatial, and in essence, can be reflective of our emotional character and spirit.