Jin Shui Zhai is positioned as a unique resort for international tourism and retails. Located in the centre of time-honoured Fenghuang Ancient Town in China, the Project enjoys riverside picturesque landscape surrounded by mountains. It serves as the natural gateway to old downtown, and the first key riverfront landscape to embrace local and foreign tourists in droves. The design brings distinctive commercial and tourism value for better development of sustainable cultural tourism.
We began with deep analysis on historic sites, Miao ethic culture, and architectural legacy, on-site surveys step by step, in-depth discussions with the Client, and studies on surrounding old downtown. Such preliminary work has helped to present the Project’s commercial area planning and spiritual richness to the maximum extent. It is a good chance for designers to learn about local culture, and for the Client to carry out clear project analysis and feasible financial decisions. The conceptual design put the 300-room theme resort in the core area surrounded by tourist attractions and well-established supporting facilities, including culture, entertainment, retail zone of Miao & Han crafts, theme F&B and public leisure space. For memorable experience, the Project also accommodates featured cultural streets, two wharfs and sightseeing ships, streets with waterfall features, open-air craft street, cultural square, water shows, bar street and homestay hotel street.
With landscape planning and lighting, the design of squares, streets and alleys also fully considers the integration with such natural settings as surrounding rivers and mountains from different angles.
The combination of multiple functions, spaces and scenes is a kind of innovation, contributing to the city’s development of sustainable tourism culture. As the reflection and detailed expression of the urban space in Fenghuang Ancient Town, planning design and architectural design is expected to highlight details and create more dynamic atmosphere with international architectural language. The convenient underground garage can secure smooth circulation to any part of the Project, as well as easy operation for the Client and operator in the future.
Jin Shui Zhai is a unique resort in the riverfront ancient town, and a hybrid from the organic combination of international architectural vocabulary and local environment, supporting the development of sustainable tourism culture.