Town Center Planning, Bantang International Hot Spring Resort
The unique aspect of the design project is the preservation of China’s natural beauty and rich culture within contemporary settings. The objective of this urban design for the Town Center, Bantang Resort is to recreate a time in China’s history that remembers the culture and lifestyle of its people. Three themes are considered as the core to the success of urban design in Bantang Resort: the Memory, the Nature and the People. Our approach is to revitalize traditional Chinese townscape by means of creating a vernacularly inspired Anhui Style resort settlement that incorporates the harmonious relationship between nature and man. The township’s character is established as a conglomeration of architectural beauty and courtyard housing uniqueness.
Location: Chaohu City, Anhui, China
Structural system: Steel, RC
Site area: 130,000 m²
Total floor area: 70,000m²
No. of stories: 2~5 above grade
Design period: 2006.10~2007.03