LYCS Architecture designed a series of resort hotels with different styles created in Huzhou for the world's top 500 Hailiang Group. Relying on the rich forest environment, this project focuses on recreation and health to create Hailiang International Recreation Town. Hailiang Huzhou Guanshan Hotel is deep in Qingyun, overlooking the whole town and the mountains, with an excellent view. The project is positioned as a wild, luxury, high-end hotel. The project contains all-day dining, recreation center, Chinese restaurant, tea room and other entertainment facilities, totaling about 106 guest rooms.
The project is positioned as a wild luxury and the traditional villages inspire the design south of the Yangtze River. Small houses and winding roads and open spaces characterize traditional mountain villages. To cleverly utilize the height difference of the terrain, we dispersed the large buildings in rows and used different materials to divide them. The base is made of sturdy, rough stone material, while the upper part is designed with a light wood structure and sloping roof, visually presenting a sense of small scale. By cleverly using the cascading effect of natural height difference, the buildings are staggered into the mountain and form a layered view, finally achieving an architectural form that blends with the surrounding mountain scenery.
The organic integration of the building and the village forms activity nodes around open spaces like the pool. Through line-of-sight analysis, we use design elements such as floor-to-ceiling windows and eaves to shape the building facade, creating a rich and diverse language of form. The buildings are connected by connecting corridors, and underneath the corridors, gray spaces such as small courtyards are created, forming nodes for people to stop. Carefully designed framed areas allow for views of the rolling hills. In the morning, the sunlight pours through the dense woods on the trails, unveiling a new day for visitors. The songs of birds and the babbling of the stream immerse people in the harmony of nature, allowing them to enjoy a high-quality experience of ecological livability.