Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Sanya Block 5 in China by NL Architects
February 24th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: NL Architects
Sanya is the southernmost city in China. Sanya is located in Hainan Province. The city is renowned for its tropical climate and is a popular tourist destination. Daily mean = 25˚ C!
Block 5 is part of a resort development. The project consists of 8 blocks of 6 stories on top of a ground floor with restaurants, bars and retail. The blocks are placed on a public deck, a new ground level that covers the basement with parking spaces and service. Each block is build up from 15 individual units.
Four hotels will be build that consist of two mirrored blocks each. One block is facing the street life and the other has a view over the surrounding landscape. The two units are connected by an intricate 3D ‘maze’. From the elevator core a refined network branches out, replacing an obligatory gallery. This spectacular ‘infrastructure’ forms a super-sized sculpture that ‘stitches’ the blocks together.
The hotel rooms have a unique organization. The units are organized over two levels. This creates exceptional potential: a double height space can now be introduced, providing an spacious ambience. The double height of the duplex room is extended to the outside: a wonderful balcony comes into being, intimate but spacious.
The balcony serves as an out-door living room. We image there will be an open-air kitchen. And a hot-tub with shower that will be placed flush with the terrace. The hotels feature a large triangular ‘flowerpot’ for each room. Together they create a rhythmic, dynamic pattern. The lush greenery aspires to increase privacy, provide shade and cooling and will create a natural atmosphere. Perhaps even a micro ecology…
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Category: Mixed use