Resorts and placemaking

Commercial / Jun - Aug 2017

Resorts and placemaking

(Photo on the right) Close-up view of the bespoke vertical timber screen at Alila Seminyak
(Photo on the left) Sweeping dark-tiled roofs that reference traditional Chinese villages at Alila Anji

A getaway to a resort is an ideal vacation for travellers seeking to destress from their urban hectic lifestyle, especially one that is set in a serene landscape.

Not only do these resorts offer a respite for weary tourists, they attempt to fit into their localities and implement environmentally friendly initiatives that seek to conserve, respect and respond to the fragile sites. They communicate the idea of eco-tourism by offering recreational activities that are in line with the site’s parameters, and offer community involvement in the construction and maintenance.

In this story, we feature two resorts that are built unobtrusively into ecologically sensitive premises, and look at how they aim to be restorative developments in their respective ways.

Project Name Alila Anji
Location The Meiziwan (Plum Tree Bay), Scenic Area, Hang Gai town, Anji County, ZHejiang Province, China
Completion Date June 2016
Site Area 100 hectares
Number of Rooms 74 villas and suites
Client/Owner MKH Properties
Architecture Firm Beijing Zhong Waijiang
Main Constructor Zhejiang Da Yun Construction
Images/Photos Alia Hotels and rresots

Project Name Alila Seminyak
Location Bali, Indonesia
Completion Date October 2015
Site Area 19,205 square meters
Gross Floor Area 38,350 square meters
Number of Rooms 240
Building Height 24 meters
Client/Owner PT Anaamaya Mitra Selaras
Architecture Firm URBNarc Pte Ltd
Principal Architect Gaurang Khemka
Design Team Alejandro Moran; Maverick Larlosa; Vebrayani valentina; Abhsibakek Mathur; Agung Pamujadi; Rika Iam; KArolina vainsnoraite; Anita Rahman
Landscape Consultant Salad Dressing Pte Ltd
Main Constructor PT Acset Indonusa Tbk
Mechanical &Electrical Engineering Arman Pratama Consultants
Lighting Consultant Hadi Komara &Associaltes
Images/Photos Aaron Pcocok; Alita Seminyak; URBNarc Pte Ltd

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