The Facts

Location: Hainan Island, China
Size: 1 Sq Km
Partners: Mco. Architects
Client: Withheld
Budget: N/A
Completed: Under Construction

About the Project

landLAB collaborated with Myklebust Company on the resort master plan for the new resort “Aloha”, on South Clearwater Bay, a one kilometer square resort site on the south coast of Hainan Island, China close to the nearby Resort town of Sanya. The new resort rests prominently on approximately 1000 meters of beach frontage, adjacent to numerous proposed five star resorts located along a 12 mile stretch of white sand beach. The resort master plan de-emphasizes the use of the automobile, providing a network of nature trails and pedestrian walkways connecting the various types of residential unit types, retail areas and open space amenities to the beach. Palm tree-lined “Ocean Boulevard” is the main vehicular drive along the ocean frontage parcels connecting the two, 5-star resort hotels with the central island podium towers and retail promenade. The site planning maximizes ocean views and access to the public beach front plazas, where the user can enjoy numerous pools, lounges, cabanas and cafes. The kilometer long beach front network of boardwalks and sport courts create an active “Waikiki vibe” along the gorgeous white sand beach of Clearwater Bay.

Resort Masterplan

Tree Typologies

Spatial Typologies

Main Pedestrian Circulation

Vehicular Circulation