Aloha at clearwater bay

Landscape Architecture

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  • Location: Hainan island
  • Type: Landscape Architecture
  • Program: Program 1
  • Year: 2018

Landlab collaborated with Myklebust company and Robert Hidey architects on Clearwater bay, which is a new 440,000 square meter resort development for clear water bay near Sanya, Hainan island China. The project will feature over 3,000 units of hotel guest rooms, apartments and villas. Mco is the master plan and design architect for the complete resort property with phase i currently under construction (april 2011). The master plan is focused on maximizing views to the ocean through higher density development near the beach while an inner lake district creates a water and green space amenity for the single-family villas. A vibrant retail district will connect the hotels, apartments and villas together along “ocean boulevard”, a street inspired by Waikiki beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Landlab collaborated with Myklebust company and Robert Hidey architects on the resort master plan for Clearwater bay, a one kilometer square resort site on the south coast of Hainan island, China close to the nearby resort town of Sanya. The new resort rests prominently on approximately 1000 meters of beach frontage, adjacent to numerous proposed five star resorts located along a 12 mile stretch of white sand beach. The resort master plan de-emphasizes the use of the automobile, providing a network of nature trails and pedestrian walkways connecting the various types of residential unit types, retail areas and open space amenities to the beach. Palm tree-lined “ocean boulevard” is the main vehicular drive along the ocean frontage parcels connecting the two, 5-star resort hotels with the central island podium towers and retail promenade. The site planning maximizes ocean views and access to the public beach front plazas, where the user can enjoy numerous pools, lounges, cabanas and cafes. The kilometer long beach front network of boardwalks and sport courts create an active “south beach vibe” along the gorgeous white sand beach of Clearwater bay.