Caofeidian Tangshan Island Resort was my first project in China and is the signature project for the Dragon Island Tourism Development Archipelago located just off of the Hebei coast in the Bohai Sea.
By enhancing the existing topography and adding in additional layers for both practical and aesthetic purposes we were able to create a modern oasis meeting the clients needs for a luxury business retreat.
The entrance included a scale sculpture of the island itself made of glass slats that undulating until reaching their climax which correlates to the location that the sculpture is in. It also includes a base layer created from the real topography of the island and its surroundings. This acts as a taster to those visiting the resort but it also acts as a way of engaging and bringing them into the special landscape the second that they arrive.