MIANYANG JINSHUO RESORT
PORTFOLIO: WITH WATG AS DESIGN PRINCIPAL
MIANYANG, SICHUAN, P.R. CHINA
The Mianyang Jinshuo Resort is a fresh and innovative exploration of contemporary contextual architecture. Traditional forms are represented in powerful aesthetic interpretations: exposed steel ribs give shape to the silhouette, lanterns are reimagined as large glazed circulation spaces, and thick rammed earth walls hearken back to ancient construction methods of the region. Guests at this resort are treated to outdoor soaking tubs integrated into the terraces of each room, overlooking the tranquil lake that is the focal point for the entire resort. Individual spa bungalows are buried into the hillside, providing the utmost in privacy and allowing a glazed dry sauna to have a magnificent overlook of the entire site.
The Mianyang Jinshuo Resort has become an icon of sensitive modern contextual architecture that celebrates traditional references while expanding the aesthetic boundaries of modern resort architecture.