Niutuo Hot Spa Hotel & Resort, Gu’an, China

This is the master plan and architectural design of a 50-key super luxury hotel in the city of Gu’an, about 100km south of Beijing. The design emphasizes the axial relationship with Beijing’s Forbidden City, and proposed a low-rise buildings layout for the resort, which is symmetrical with sequences of traditional courtyards in the center, and individual guesthouse villas on the wings.

The scheme of “double dragon” is used as an analogy and symbolism with simplified traditional architecture style of grey roof and white walls. Intricate waterways are planned inside the resort. Covered walkways, electric trams for guests and for goods are separately planned and coordinated.