Intercontinental Sanya resort
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WOHA: Intercontinental Sanya resort
Project location: 27 luling road, hainan. sanya 572000, china
Project dates: design inception: november 2006
start of construction: november 2007
completed: june 2010 (soft opening)
full completion: february 2011
Project size: built up area: 100,548 sqm
plot area: 129,117 sqm.
Interior designers: woha
Client: sanya luhuitou tourist area development company limited
Local architect (china): institute of architectural design & research taiyuan university of technology
Singaporean firm WOHA has completed the massive 100,548 square meter 'intercontinental sanya resort' on hainan island off the southern coast of china. the collection of villas, a clubhouse, two hundred hotel rooms, restaurant, watergarden, spas, sports center and ballroomare encapsulated within the concept of the garden. each space opens directly to a vegetative feature of varying moods and characteristics,taking an aesthetic cue from configuration of the local rice fields.
The exterior of the structures are comprised of neutral tones, light-colored walls and metals under what seems to be the elevated ground. by contrast, the interiors boast bronze, gold, and darker hues.
Occupying such a large surface begged for special attention to be placed on sustainable practices. the most prominent feature, the orthogonal mixed green roof provide insulative properties, support an indigenous micro-habitat and include a sophisticated water collection system for re-use within the buildings. The 'W' shape of the floor plan allows all the functions to be exposed to daylight, with a series of perforated aluminum sheets and precast concrete screens to minimize excessive heat gain.
Deep overhangs and cross-ventilation are present throughout the volumes to minimize cooling costs. an array of local and natural materials exist throughout the project including hand-woven fabric, terrazzo, ceramic tiles and various granites.