Xuzhou Backyard Expo Park Dangkou Resort / CCTN Design
Textual content description offered by the architects. The thirteenth China Worldwide Backyard Expo Park is positioned within the well-known historic and cultural metropolis of Xuzhou. The park is surrounded by hills, making a picturesque panorama. The Dangkou Resort, as one of many important supporting amenities for this backyard expo, is located on the southwestern slope of the park. To the north lies the principle scenic space of the backyard expo and the Hanging Water Lake, offering a broad and open view.
Contemplating the resort nature of the lodge and the planning idea of the backyard expo, the Dangkou Resort has been designed following the ideas of “inexperienced and innovation.” It emphasizes the connection between the structure and the Dangkou (a particular geographical function), striving to maximise the usage of the encompassing panorama sources. The design additionally focuses on the restoration of the mountainous terrain, offering a novel and eco-friendly keep expertise for guests.
Viewing the mountains and lakes, mending and enhancing the Dangkou, suspended structure, three-dimensional landscaping.
A poetic expression capturing the imaginative and prescient and essence of the designer in creating the Dangkou Resort：
“Within the realm of the imaginary lies actuality, The place substance conceals the void.
Gracefully escaping, leaning and rising, Inside its personal backyard it does abide.
With every step, a brand new scene unfolds, Peaks revealing themselves in well timed grace.
Mending the Dangkou with suave ability, A masterstroke, nature’s hand to hint.” To seamlessly combine the lodge into the pure mountain and water atmosphere, and to attain a broader panoramic view, the architectural design employs a technique of breaking down the entire into smaller parts. These smaller volumes are artfully organized at completely different elevations, making a cascading impact. The voids between the suspended constructions kind a multi-layered three-dimensional landscaped area. Related by walkways, these components kind a round path main from the lodge to the mountain’s summit. This design not solely repairs the fractured mountain terrain but in addition supplies guests with a wealthy spatial expertise, together with climbing, crossing bridges, having fun with lake views, and returning to the backyard.
The positioning is positioned on the mid-slope of the northern facet of the mountain, consisting of two terraces with an approximate peak distinction of 8 meters. The positioning is an historical quarry, forming a Dangkou with laborious geological situations, making excavation difficult. Consequently, the design locations the underground parking storage and logistics amenities on the decrease terrace and positions the foyer and eating areas on the upper terrace. The visitor rooms are flexibly organized following the contours of the mountain, seemingly embedded within the terrain whereas sustaining an acceptable distance. This not solely meets the necessities for establishing fireplace evacuation routes but in addition permits for the creation of areas comparable to walkways and platforms, offering friends with a novel expertise of intimate interplay with the cliff face.
So as to defend the uncovered 40-meter-high cliff face and to supply expansive views for extra visitor rooms, the structure extensively employs an elevated design strategy. By elevating the constructing peak, lodge friends can get pleasure from distant views of the lake and mountains on the north facet by the elevated areas. On the identical time, guests to the backyard expo can catch glimpses of the cliff face behind the lodge by these elevated areas. This design technique not solely addresses the necessity for visible screening but in addition enhances the general visible expertise for each lodge friends and guests to the backyard. On the fifth-floor elevated platform of the constructing, there may be an aerial espresso bar dealing with the cliff. The lofty and spacious space supplies a snug out of doors seating area for the espresso bar, creating a perfect spot for friends to chill out and socialize. The espresso bar includes a skylight on the high, permitting friends to gaze on the stars even when indoors.
Dangkou Resort, on its southern facet, faces one other themed lodge throughout the mountain, separated solely by a skinny ridge. The design boldly proposes combining the 2 lodges into one, sharing area and working collectively. The ridge separating the 2 lodges was blasted away, and a lined area was designed to attach each side. This allows the interconnection of the first-floor public areas, underground logistics areas, and tools areas of each lodges, reaching integration of kit and sharing of capabilities, considerably decreasing the working prices. On the high of the connecting construction is a 10-meter-high multifunctional corridor, linking the rooftop backyard of Dangkou Resort and the rooftop pool of the themed lodge. It may possibly function a marriage corridor, a novel library, or a health middle.
Dangkou Resort’s elegant architectural design, that includes massive spans, in depth cantilevers, irregular planes, and complicated connections, introduced important challenges for structural design. To make sure the flawless realization of the constructing, the construction underwent rigorous evaluation and verification. For the high-rise portion, a structural system was in the end employed, combining bolstered concrete core partitions with sq. metal tube (H-section metal) concrete columns and metal beams. This framework successfully minimizes the cross-sectional dimensions of columns and reduces the variety of diagonal braces, mitigating any impression on the structure of visitor rooms. Along with the structural issues, following the “inexperienced ecological” design philosophy, the constructing incorporates a number of superior applied sciences to attain a Inexperienced Constructing Two-Star Normal. These embody BIM (Constructing Info Modeling) know-how, modular design, rainwater reuse methods, daylight-guided lighting, and clever operations. These applied sciences contribute to the general sustainability and effectivity of the constructing, aligning with environmentally pleasant practices and incomes the venture a Inexperienced Constructing LEED Two-Star certification.
Adapting to website situations, the Dangkou Resort in Xuzhou Backyard Expo Park permits the structure to harmonize seamlessly with the pure terrain. It establishes a brand new relationship between the constructing and the atmosphere, in addition to between individuals and the panorama. Whereas offering a novel and immersive expertise for people, it additionally invokes a way of awe and love for nature. It serves as a recent interpretation of the philosophy of “concord between heaven and humanity,” emphasizing the interconnectedness of individuals and nature, and reflecting a deep respect and admiration for the pure atmosphere.