Blue Ridge Joy Bay
Shenzhou, Hainan, China | 2014-2016
Hainan Island is a popular tourist destination in subtropical China. Relatively low-density and unpolluted, it is prime real estate for resort developers. We designed the public realm for an exciting new pedestrian-focused village to support the proposed residential resort development, and provided detailed construction drawings for the first stage of development.
A hierarchy of streets, alleyways, and plazas organized around a large central square unifies the development. Along the water’s edge, we designed a small harbour with water access that evokes a traditional seaside village. Lush vegetation, curved forms, pools, and water features were designed to put visitors and residents alike into instant vacation-mode.