Aviation Theme Mountain Resort Master Planning | 航空主题度假小镇
Zhangshiyan, China 嶂石岩，中国
Overall master plan | 总体规划
The design for the Zhangshiyan Mountain Resort finds its primary motives through a respect for nature and the preservation of the natural beauty of the site and its surroundings. This includes respect for not only the vegetation, wildlife and landscape, but also for the local community in which the resort resides. The project will create a world class recreation and relaxation venue with minimal negative impact on the existing environment.
To achieve this we have developed a concept around the idea of throwing small stones into still water, the basic principles are as follows: We imagine the site to exist as a small pond, a thriving interdependent ecosystem, if we were to throw a large boulder into this pond we would create a large splash greatly disrupting the immediate spaces, furthermore, the splash would send large waves across the pond further disrupting peripheral environments. Instead, we propose gently placing small pebbles into the water, these pebbles make no splash and only the smallest of ripples within the environment of the pond. These small interventions have the ability to quietly nest themselves into the existing environment with minimal interruption. Natural processes will continue growing around small structures create a site organization that is unified with nature rather than opposed to it. Man within Nature rather than Man versus Nature.
This project is programmed to draw visitors to the awe-inspiring location of Zhangshiyan. The program will offer not simply space for visitors to stay but a range of activity spaces and attractions drawing people out of their crowded urban homes into the peaceful and healthy environment of the mountains. Emphasizing the natural beauty of the area, the resort will offer many opportunities to experience the space at different levels. Firstly, all buildings constructed on the site will be designed and oriented to maximize the appreciation of the vast local beauty. Large windows will offer panoramic views of the world-class natural features. Utilizing emerging technological advances, the resort will also offer visitors the opportunity to experience the natural spaces up close and personal through the implementation of first person view drone experiences as well as helicopter tours of the less easily accessible regions of the area. This will set a new world standard for how visitors may experience the natural beauty of the world. By leveraging the technology of drone flight and virtual reality goggles, we are able to bring visitors into many of the untouched natural areas without needing to insert man-made structures such as pathways, rest stops and other required structures. The spaces are experienced without being disturbed preserving their beauty for future generations.
Design Date: 2016.10
Design Team: Martin Miller, Mo Zheng, Yan Meng, Frank Lee, Luke Theodorius E. D. Santoso, Chiao Wang, Liting Yu