Meticulously designed by creative agency Atelier Ace, Sister City is a new hotel at the intersection of simplicity and beauty. Nothing extravagant but every detail is thoughtfully considered and executed, from the clean, unadorned walls and custom cherry-wood furnishings to the hotel’s ever-changing amalgam of culture and technology.
For the opening, Sister City welcomes a first-of-its-kind lobby score, a generative soundscape in collaboration with electronic musician Julianna Barwick, realized through Microsoft’s AI technology. Informed by the environment via a sky camera on the hotel’s roof, the composition is an ever-evolving audio experience, looping and shifting as clouds, pigeons, sunsets, rain and snow pass by. Conceived as part of the hotel’s forward-thinking design, the score is a living extension of Sister City.