Tucked on the coast of Haitang Bay amidst the lush bed of China’s coconut groves, the Sanya EDITION’s beach club resort gets a nature-infused makeover by Various Associates. What adds to its natural surroundings is the five-tree-like canopies that appear to organically emerge from the ground, creating a shed above guest facilities to create an intimate and cosy atmosphere for unwinding and relaxing. Read more about this sustainable project below at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
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A lux and cosy social venue for resort guests
As the resort lies amidst the greenery, the firm devised an ‘Under the Trees’ design concept to allow its guests to immerse in the passion of Hainan island from morning till night.
The resort is characterized by organic tones and textures, lush greenery and mild lighting capped by beautifully and carefully crafted complex bamboo woven canopies.
Sculptural wave of bamboo-woven structures
The firm has innovatively and creatively used natural materials and textures throughout the resort to offer an elegant and warm resting space that reflects the image of the tropical island city. Around five intricately woven natural bamboo and wood-forming canopies, cover the entire resort. Further, the team also used recycled pebble wash to create light textured pavements, which altogether creates an eco-friendly design project. These bamboo strips wrap the steel Skelton
These organically curving bamboo canopies offer shelter to the beachgoers and their wavy look creates a spatial rhythm in dialogue with nature, blending with the hotel’s lush gen landscapes and merging with the stretched blue Haitang Bay.
The resort features sunken seating booths that are dispersed around different corners. And the canopies give shade to the guests for an initiative retreat, while the opening spaces allow them to enjoy nature to the fullest.
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Bar at the Center
The main bar in the form of a big tree trunk lies at the centre of the site creating an organic circulation around the structure and space. Sunlight penetrates through the intricately designed structures, showcasing an interplay of light and shadow.
After sunset, a different aura occurs with the warm lights diffusing upwards from the bamboo trunks creating an elegant, atmospheric ambience. Once the light turns on in the light, the steel skeleton wrapped in bamboo strips expands like the patterns of a leaf, exposes itself to the guest and renders the canopy into a huge banana leaf.
The isolated space gets a renewed look with the inclusion of these complex bamboo canopies. The iconic design makes the resort a landmark in Haitang Bay.
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