Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled plans for the Guizhou Mountain Forest Hotel, a 31,200 square meter (336,000 square foot) resort hotel located in the 10 Thousand Peaks Area of the province of Guizhou, China. Nestled in the Wanfeng Valley, the hotel design draws from the region’s dramatic landscape, recently named one of the New York Times’ top destinations of 2016.
The underlying concept for the project comes from the unique ecosystem and relationship between man and nature in the 10 Thousand Peaks area, known for its natural mountain formations and traditional terrace farming techniques. Stefano Boeri Architetti’s hotel vision uses this language in “reconstructing” a formerly existing hill, flattened many years ago, and reintroducing vegetation throughout the building facade.
Inside the building, 250 hotel units will be provided for visitors, along with amenities including a gym, lounge, vip area, bar, restaurant and conference room. Interiors will be designed in collaboration with local artist Simon Ma.
“Symbiosis is the goal. Sustainability not only depends on energy conservation, but on a wider biodiversity. The symbiosis between man, architecture and nature is the real sustainability,” explain the architects.
This project, along with their ongoing “Tower of Cedars” in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a continuation of Stefano Boeri Architetti’s Vertical Forest research that began with Bosco Verticale in Milan, which was named CTBUH’s Best Tall Building Worldwide in 2015.
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LocationXingyi, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
PartnersStefano Boeri, Michele Brunello, Yibo Xu
Project LeaderPietro Chiodi
Leading Team ArchitectHana Narvaez
Design TeamMarco Giorgio, Yinxin Bao, Roger Park, Marco Bernardini, Shilong Tan, Palace Gong
ClientGuizhou Wanfenggu Ecological Tourism Development Co., Ltd
PhotographsStefano Boeri Architetti, Flickr user humphrey75. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.