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SHUISHI: Nanchang Red Earth Luxury Wild Hotel is a very unique project for our team. After the design and construction of the red earth site park was completed in 2019, the surrounding plots were gradually developed for the construction of supporting facilities. As a construction site nearest to the red earth park, this plot is positioned as a luxury wild hotel that can enjoy the sight of the Red Earth Park. We have been considering the relationship between this 1-hectare site and the 16-hectare red earth park.
The hotel is located in Annan town, a green space of Nanchang. Taking the quaternary patterned red earth park as the surrounding background, it is enclosed on three sides by the park, and faces the road on one side. We hope the hotel is presented in a naturally growing manner, as if sprouting out of the earth to integrate into the laterite landscape and native vegetation community.
▽从红土公园望向红土酒店 View from Hongtu Park to Hongtu Hotel
We position the hotel as a secret oasis of natural growth. Here, the guests can see the change of time, hear the sound of nature, and touch the long-lost relaxation and wild interest. In the face of such a red earth site formed in tens of thousands of years, the passage of time has slowed down, as if it is a secret place outside the mortal world.
If the red earth park is a red desert, the red earth hotel is a secret oasis in the desert, standing aloof from the world and immersed into it.
▽红土酒店和红土公园的关系 The relationship between Hongtu Hotel and Hongtu Park
01 时光看得见 Visible Time
In the face of the patterned red earth formed during the Quaternary glacial period, we hope to build a connection between man and nature, and between man and the site. The connection is a dialogue and response to the site. Hopefully, these carved time will be visible.
▽森林中的红土酒店 Red Earth Hotel in the Forest
▽远山与红土酒店的关系 The relationship between Yuanshan and Hongtu Hotel
This plain resort hotel seems to grow in the forest, floating on the treetops.
Featuring floating clouds and morning dew, dense branches and winding streams, the hotel is full of natural interest, allowing visitors to indulge in recreations. The multi-point construction forms a series of foot traffic. Exploring an interesting new world in the red earth forest brings people a unique memory of time.
02 自然听得见 Audible Nature
Compared with the vast desert of red earth, we hope to introduce nature and comfort into the hotel. In the small hotel space, we create a Chinese fir wood, streams, hillside, lawn, and lake island, hoping to create quality nature for experience.
▽酒店入口空间 Hotel entrance space
The stream gurgles. The sunlight shines through the gaps of the dense forest. In the breeze accompanied by the cicadas, we set foot on the quiet path. In nature, there flows a slow rhythm. Take a deep breath with the eyes, as if the time has stopped.
▽自然毛石绿岛水景 Natural rubble green island waterscape
Dawn redwood, Chinese tallow tree, Japanese maple, crape myrtle tree….
Walking along the winding floating plank road, we can reach different places, enjoying charming landscape views along the way.
▽从大堂看向森林 View from the lobby to the forest
The freely sunken spacious area respects the original marks of the site. It is shaped with local materials, allowing people to play in the strange native paradise, and spend a pleasant time to get along with nature.
▽自然旱溪和山丘乐园 Natural Dry Creek and Hills Paradise
In the rooms above the treetops, we can see the whole red earth desert, overlook the distant mountains, enjoy the scenes of four seasons, which reflect the nature of aesthetic consciousness.
▽望山而居的诗意享受 The poetic enjoyment of living while looking at the mountains
The huts, scattered in the forest, are quiet, easeful and comfortable. Sitting on the lakeside terrace, we can enjoy the relaxing moment, watch the flowers, sunset, and swirling clouds.
03 奢野触得到 Accessible Wildness
As an important cultural and tourism service format of Annan Town for all-region tourism vacation, the Red Earth Hotel, along with Annan Town, plays an important role in returning life to rural nature in the current anti-urbanization process.
With an eye to the red earth park, greenhouses in the block, the Outlet business, the flower sea lake, and the surrounding Anyi ancient village, our team designed a hand-drawn map of the cultural tourism vacation, and constructed the joint development of the town and the surrounding areas. Incorporating the distinctive features of the site, the proprietors and operator organized a variety of natural studies, camping vacation, lawn concerts and other diverse activities.
▽安南小镇手绘游玩地图 Annan town hand-drawn play map
The open space surrounded by the red desert and forest oasis is an ideal place to perceive the charms of Glamping. In pairs or small groups, people may hold a barbecue party, parent-child entertainment, photography, concert….Here we may enjoy the light luxury life full of rural forest fun, and experience the carved time of responding to the earth at will.
04设计师说 Designer’s Message
At the beginning of designing the red earth park, we proposed the ecological strategy of forest phase replacement and water conservation for the site, and carried out local restoration and planting of pioneer plants. With the growth of the landscape in the past three years, we are delighted to see that the plants have grown deep rooted in the red earth, consolidated the soil, conserved the soil and water, and performed the natural law of survival of the fittest in natural selection.
Due to various reasons, the project is not completed according to the original plan. Several highlights of Easter Eggs of the design are not finally implemented, leaving some regret.
But the end of the design is not the terminal of the design. Observing across the time dimension, we need not only reviewing history, but also tracking down the future. We should not only take the observation perspective of the initial design, but also make continuous observation, tracking and recording in the time span after the completion of the project, so as to provide verification for the initial design and thinking, test whether the site is really developing according to the assumption, and provide data and evidence for the next practice. So this sense, the design is far from complete.We hope we can start with multi-dimensional observation and thinking, and finally return to the emotion and nature. We hope we can respond to the carved time of the earth with a reverence of nature.
▽植物的恢复与生长 Plant recovery and growth
Project name: Greenland Annan Youyi · Vida Loca Boutique Hotel
Project address: No.1 Longan Avenue, Anyi County, Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, China
Proprietor: Jiangxi Business Division of Greenland Group
Project scale: 12,660㎡
Design time: May 2020
Completion time: May 2021
Landscape design: SHUISHI
Design teams: Landscape Department II, landscape technology R&D department
Architectural design: PTA
Interior design: Shanghai Muzhu Interior Design Firm
Project photography: Zoom Studio- Yang Lei(Except for noted pics)
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