UK-based engineering and design consultancy firm Atkins has secured a contract to design a hotel and residential complex in Sanya, China.
The hotel and residential complex will be developed at Haitang Bay, which is one of the five major bays in Sanya and is dubbed the new Chinese Riviera.
The scope of work under the contract includes concept design development, schematic design and landscaping.
After completion, the new complex will have a floor area of 97,000m² above ground and will offer seaside views and a private beach.
Atkins said that the hotel and residential complex will benefit from Asia's largest duty-free shopping centre, which is being built to the north-west of the site.
The masterplan is centered on seashell-like curvaceous buildings and landscaped platforms that terrace towards the sea, maximising beach views for the hotel guests as well as private residents.
Five landscape zones will be created for ceremony, leisure, family relaxing, villa gardens and waterfront beach.
Plans also include a landscaped corridor that runs along the main axis of the site to provide access to and from the retail mall, the apartments, hotel resort facilities and beach front.
The 38,000m² Autographic Collection hotel will have 300 rooms with supporting amenities, including a ballroom, a Chinese restaurant, a Western restaurant and spa facilities.
Atkins associate director in China Tian Hong said open views, rich landscape and privacy are important drivers to the development of hotel and residential complex.
"As inspired by marine sea shells and waves, the building and facilities are seamlessly integrated with lush landscape, and the boundary between indoor and outdoor is blurred," Hong said.
Image: The hotel and residential complex will be created at Haitang Bay in Sanya. Photo: Courtesy of Atkins.