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GM Landscape Design: The fantasy rainforest is located in the rooftop garden of the Yanlord Crowne Plaza Sanya Haitang Bay Resort which stands out due to its spectacular cruise ship-inspired design. Due to Sanya’s tropical climate frequent rain can often disrupt outdoor activities. The resort has therefore actively been seeking a solution to create a unique recreational space to relieve the tedium of rainy days. When Yanlord contacted us with this brief, the first thought on the designer’s mind was to create an immersive space that is both fun and beautiful, allowing families to interact with each other. But what kind of landscape design can live up to the location’s characteristics as well as fulfilling a child’s need to play?
▼从屋顶花园俯瞰酒店外部景观 Hotel exterior view
In every adult’s heart lives a child and in every child’s heart a fairytale world exists, a place where you can befriend all sorts of animals as well as discover magic powers and hidden treasures.This could be a good starting point to create a fantasy world for children. With this in mind; we analyzed Sanya’s cultural as well as natural characteristics and finally settled on the tropical rainforest as a starting point. The key theme of the design was defined as a fantasy rainforest which would make a magical world come alive.
As the cruise ship slowly approaches the shore, a group of fluttering butterflies gently lands in the heart of the island. We tread lightly while disembarking and enter the jungle, noticing a group of cheeky rabbits in the grass, welcoming us. Further on we encounter clever monkeys and slow-moving snails…. Many small spirits are hidden away in the dense green jungle, waiting to be discovered. Every space in the seemingly effortless layout is in fact a small surprise purposely planned out by the designer.
To highlight the fantasy theme, the designer created larger-than-life versions of the animals found in the rainforest. Hence when we enter the rainforest it appears as though we have fallen through the rabbit’s hole of Alice’s wonderland with everything seemingly bigger. Under the shadow of the Banyan tree a large blue parrot shows us the way while its branches are home to yellow orioles which greet us like old friends. Colorful mushrooms and magic flower petals appear to dance in the thick forest, adding to the joy of uncovering more surprises in the rainforest.
As we go deeper we discover bird cages half-hidden by the greenery which are designed to be the home of the rainforest’s animals as well as a place for weary children and their families to rest. The fantasy rainforest offers a safe haven for children to play, share, grow, learn through interaction and discover the beauty of nature.
This is the original intention of our design: Combining the characteristics of the location and the elements of the key theme to create a landscape area, based on a reinforced concrete structure. Through a child’s eyes we made a dream-like fantasy rainforest come alive, one that is embedded within the beautiful nature of this island.
项目名称: 三亚 仁恒·皇冠假日酒店
主创设计师: 孙宁（方案） 、何文红 （植物）
Project Name: Crowne Plaza Sanya Haitang Bay Resort
Year of completion: 2019
Project Area: 2607㎡
Project Location: Sanya, China
Landscape Design: GM Landscape Design
Company website: http://www.gm2002.com/
Chief designer: Sun Ning (plan), He Wenhong (plant)
Design Team: Shen Haifeng, Wei Zhuping, Guo Dandan, Wang Xinyue, Xiong Lu, Ruan Dayong, Pei Lingyu, Xu Bei, Shi Huanhuan
Client team: Li Zhongwei, Xu Guijuan, Zhao Li
Client / Developer: Yanlord landmark
Construction unit: Rensheng Decoration
Photographer: Holi Landscape Photography
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