Sanya Block 5 Building, Hainan Province Architecture, Southern China Resort Development, Design

Sanya Block 5, China : Hainan Province Building

Sanya Building, Southern China design by NL Architects, The Netherlands

post updated 13 May 2021 ; 24 Apr 2012

Sanya Block 5

Design: NL Architects

Location: Sanya, Hainan Province, Southern China

Construction due to start very soon.

Sanya Block 5 China Hainan Province building
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Sanya Block 5

Competition 2011 (1st prize)

Sanya Block 5 China Hainan Province building

Sanya is the southernmost city in China. Sanya is located in Hainan Province. The city is renowned for its tropical climate and is a popular tourist destination. Daily mean = 25˚ C!

Sanya Block 5 China Hainan Province building

Block 5 is part of a resort development. The project consists of 8 blocks of 6 stories on top of a ground floor with restaurants, bars and retail.

Sanya Block 5 China Hainan Province building

The blocks are placed on a public deck, a new ground level that covers the basement with parking spaces and service. Each block is build up from 15 individual units.

Sanya Block 5 Sanya Building Hainan Province Building Sanya Housing
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Four hotels will be built that consist of two mirrored blocks each. One block is facing the street life and the other has a view over the surrounding landscape.

The two units are connected by an intricate 3D ‘maze’. From the elevator core a refined network branches out, replacing an obligatory gallery. This spectacular ‘infrastructure’ forms a super-sized sculpture that ‘stitches’ the blocks together.

The hotel rooms have a unique organization. The units are organized over two levels. This creates exceptional potential: a double height space can now be introduced, providing an spacious ambience.

The double height of the duplex room is extended to the outside: a wonderful balcony comes into being, intimate but spacious.

The balcony serves as an out-door living room. We image there will be an open-air kitchen. And a hot-tub with shower that will be placed flush with the terrace.

The hotels feature a large triangular ‘flowerpot’ for each room. Together they create a rhythmic, dynamic pattern.

The lush greenery aspires to increase privacy, provide shade and cooling and will create a natural atmosphere. Perhaps even a micro ecology…

Sanya Block 5 Sanya Building Hainan Province Building Sanya Housing
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Sanya Block 5 – Building Information

Title: Sanya – Block 5 International Recreational, Leisure and Health Resort
Phase III, building Block 5 (5A, 5B, 5C, 5D)
Competition 2011 (1st prize)
Client: Vanke Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Hainan
NL Architects: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
Team: Gen Yamamoto and Bobby de Graaf
With: Zhongnan Lao, Pauline Rabjeau (2nd design phase), Yajing Huang, Ana Gavilanes, Antariksh Tandon (1st design phase)

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Location: Sanya, Hainan Province, People’s Republic of China

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