Jinsha Bay Resort Masterplan

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Location: Yantai, China
Client: Realestate Department of Gome China Group
Service: Masterplan, Architecture, Landscape
Status: Completed

SKY YUTAKA were invited to participate in masterplan study for resort development organised by Real Estate arm of Gome Group in China, working with consultants including Dutch architectural firm MVRDV and CL3 from Hong Kong.

Located within densely planted pine forest along the coast and set against the back-drop of mountain, site for the Jinsha Bay Resort is characterised by the four distinctive elements of surrounding natural context; Sky, Mountain, Forest and Sea.

The proposal explored our perception of nature and link between cultural experience and how we perceive the landscape in Asia, which have gone through various transformations between the 8th century Tang dynasty era of classical garden tradition of pond and island types to the unique relationship between architecture and its external landscape in 16th century.

The aim of masterplan was to celebrate cultural perception of landscape in Asia and create planning framework that met client needs and financial development model while maintaining unique characteristic in response to the context and the site condition.