Nestled deep in the hills of Yunnan Province, Xishuangbanna is rich in biodiversity and beautiful sub-tropical scenery; rivers and water play a central cultural role. With a focus on this critical resource – and in celebration of it – DDG organized the plan around an immense water plaza and fountain, flexibly designed to be used as a performing arts theater, where folk culture celebrations – such as the annual “Splashing Water” festival – are observed. Water is also the organizing theme for the project design: a mixed-use community surrounding a stream-fed lake makes use of the natural undulating terrain to create a resort-like ambiance.
Site: 37.8 acres / 15.3 hectares
GBA: 1,967,165 sq ft / 182,822 sq m
Hotel: 269,000 sq ft / 25,000 sq m
Clubhouse: 151,622 sq ft / 14,095 sq m
Commercial: 721,135 sq ft / 67,020 sq m
Residential: 825,367 sq ft / 76,707 sq m