OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china’s lush mountainside
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chinese studio OAD office of architecture and design celebrated the recent inauguration of the wanda vista xishuangbanna resort located on a lush mountainside in the southernmost city of yunnan province in china. the luxury complex includes 151 villas, conference center, spa, pagodas and accompanying amenities. the architecture relies heavily on the traditional chinese forms that historically shaped the landscape. walls of stone and roofs of wood forming a series of structures that elegantly blend the contemporary with the vernacular. the various buildings that make up the resort are laid out to re-create the same quaint feel of the neighboring cities, secluded within the forest environment. outdoor gardens and courtyards provide spaces for gathering, meditation, or exploration throughout the site.OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
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OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
image © chen he

OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
outdoor walkways and gardens create picturesque ancient settings for getting around the premises
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OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
rooftops dot the lush mountainside
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OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
the central lobby exhibits a mix of vernacular design with contemporary elements
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OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
image © chen he

OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
a stone colonnade around a water-filled pool allures to ancient design techniques
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OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
image © chen he

OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside

OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
image © chen he

OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside

OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
image © chen he

OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside

OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
image © chen he

OAD places wanda vista xishuangbanna resort in china's lush mountainside
image © chen he

 

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project info:

 

 

project title: wanda vista xishuangbanna
subtitle: luxury yunnan mountain resort
architects: oad (office for architecture + design)
client: dalian wanda group
location: xishuangbanna, china
design team: eric lee, helder santos, chen jiang, chen yingnan
interiors: wanda institute of hotel design and research co.,ltd.
area: 46,149 sqm
rooms: 151
project year: 2015
coordinates: 22.027842, 100.765155
photographs: chen he