100,548 sqm intercontinental resort on hainan island off the southern coast of china is completed by Singaporean firm WOHA.
Architecturally, the hotel is designed around the theme of a garden – every space relates to an outdoor environment of differing characters and moods. The roofs are also treated as gardens to frame and penetrate the poetic and calm South China Sea. The geometry of the roofs and gardens are inspired by the rice-paddy fields of Sanya.
The exterior of the building is designed in natural neutral tones: white walls, grey granite and silver metal, while the interior is rich and lustrous in bronze, gold and earth tones.
The hotel is designed based on sustainable principles, incorporating passive energy saving design such as large overhangs, natural light, cross-ventilation, shaded courtyards and planted roofs, use of indigenous seasonal landscape and water conservation.