项目名称：香格里拉三亚度假酒店（Shangri-La Sanya Resort and Spa）
施工单位：Francis Lim, Charlie Mingoa
设计时间：2011 - 2015
The Shangri-La Sanya Resort & Spa is a 5-star resort development located at Haitang Bay in Sanya on Hainan Island in China. The comprehensive development consists of more than 500 keys, MICE facilities, F&B and Spa. With the market positioning to be the top family resort in Hainan, it also features a three-storey entertainment zone with very comprehensive facilities across various ages. To be able to accommodate the plethora of programs and activities of the resort, both planned and ad-hoc, the landscape spaces need to be designed with a high degree of flexibility and range of scales to be able to transform as needed.
• Retaining The Existing Casuarina Forest
The idea to strategically retain half of the existing casuarina forest that separates the site from the beach was an important decision right from the beginning of the design process. Instead of the usual approach opening up as much as possible to the sea, the team recommended to selectively creating gaps between the trees, mainly viewed from the main lobby and the ocean-wing guestroom block that also houses the Italian specialty restaurant. Spaces within the forest were carved out as venues for flexible outdoor events such as parties and private dining. This proved to be a prudent design decision as the casuarina forest has been extremely effective as a natural buffer that protects the site from the onslaught of the typhoons after the property came into operation.
• Integrating the Existing Sand Berm
In retaining the existing casuarina forest along the beachfront, the intervention to the existing sand berms on which the casuarina trees sit on had to be handled with care. The opening of vistas and access to the beach across the existing berms was designed to work with the existing berms without the need for additional structures while the “Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R.Br.” was planting along the slopes to bind the sand with its deep tap-roots.
• Use of Indigenous Planting as of Landscape Framework and Concept Expression
Local planting species were used for better resilience and ease of maintenance. The landscape framework of featuring a more forest-like palette inland of the site and coastal planting palette nearer the seaside, creates richness in the landscape as well as ensuring the long term survivability of the plants and ease of maintenance.
Economic Sustainability :
• “The Rock” - Seamless Integration of Architectural Structure within the Landscape
The centerpiece of the “Rock Spine” concept is a three storey entertainment building -“The Rock”- that has been designed as an impressive lush, tropical grotto with waterfalls and cascades. The idea of “The Rock”, envisioned as a cave, which houses an indoor bowling, gym, speciality dining, indoor kid’s adventure play and an extensive outdoor kid’s wet play zone, offered a design solution that successfully blended the massing of a three-storey building sitting in the middle of the entire development seamlessly into the landscape and transformed it into a visual highlight that worked well as a feature backdrop for the grand lawn.
Concept : “The Rock” Spine
The landscape concept is inspired by Hainan’s natural features of the coastal planting, its tropical forest, large boulder rocks that can be found nearby the site. The design concept shaped into a landscape framework in which the property transforms from a forest landscape into a coastal landscape, with feature rockscape as the main spine - the “Rock Spine” that ties the two together. The variations and intersections of the forest and coastal landscape creates interesting contrasts and juxtapositions while the rockscapes give the opportunities for three-dimensional articulation that become highlights with water cascades, cave, waterfalls and rockpools.