This project is the second phase of a hotel, conference centre, retail and leisure facility on the edge of a lake close to the city of Chongqing in central China. Commissioned by a local property developer, PRP integrated its architectural, masterplanning, landscape and environmental facilities to produce a concept and detail design, which local designers then took to delivery stage.
Overcoming challenging topography and high density of accommodation requirements, PRP created a clear structure that ensures all 400 hotel rooms and the serviced apartments enjoy lake views.
The landscape uses the sloping ground to exploit views and create a terraced woodland setting containing areas to enjoy the spa, teas, local cooking and herbal medicine. Planting is carried over the building in a series of courtyards themed to showcase iconic plants from the locality. Centred around a public square is a sports and leisure park containing games courts, covered events space and play areas.