Location: Hainan, China
Scope: Site planning, concept design, schematic design and design development
Size: 50 acres
Program: Villas, hotel, pedestrian promenade, pavilions, pools, water slides, resataurants, tea house, recreation/event area, putting course, tennis court
Description: Working closely with NBBJ, our role included site planning for the development as well as landscape architectural design through design development for this resort on Haitang Bay. The Westin Haitang Bay property includes cascading three meter high water features, entry monuments, colorful accent plants, an event lawn and wedding pavilion. There are multiple pools for guests to enjoy, including an elegant reflecting pool, a play pool complete with interactive fountains, a signature swimming pool, and private pools for villas. The site was designed with sustainability in mind, and features rain gardens, permeable paving, green roofs and numerous native plant materials minimizing irrigation needs. Throughout the resort, landscape and architecture work together to create a strong sense of place that is iconic and memorable.