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Tang Palace by FCJZ, China Intercontinental sanya resort by WOHA, China
Intercontinental sanya resort by WOHA, China
Intercontinental sanya resort by WOHA, China Intercontinental sanya resort by WOHA, China

Natural high: Resort shouts green from rooftops

02 : 08 : 2012 Plants : Vacation : Interiors

China – On Hainan island off the southern coast of China lies the “Intercontinental Sanya Resort”, a hospitality and leisure facility designed using sustainable principles.

Created by architecture firm WOHA, the resort consists of villas, restaurants, spas, a sports centre and 200 hotel rooms, the roofs of which are covered in vegetation. The plant-covered roofs help to maintain the local microclimate and act as a water collection system.

A variety of local natural materials are used throughout the resort, including hand-woven fabrics, terrazzo, ceramic tiles and granite, backing up the centre’s sustainable values.

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