WAN Resort Complex Award 2017 Winner Announced

Friday 02 Mar 2018

Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort by AchterboschZantman Architecten wins the WAN Resort Complex Award 2017

We’re delighted to announce AchterboschZantman Architecten as the winners of the WAN Resort Complex Award 2017, with their beautiful design of Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort.

The winning project was selected from the six shortlisted projects. The elegance alongside the sustainability of the Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort made the project a clear winner. This year’s jury, chosen for their expertise within this sector were: Nicole Hammond, Associate Vice President & Operations Director at WATG, Ken Wai, Global Design Principal at Aedas and Sean Clifton, Director at Jestico + Whiles.

Jury Quotes

“Elevated above vegetation on stilts, the resort uses a lot of local materials like bamboo to create a development that fits in very well in the landscape. The architectural language is modern and simple, not emphasizing unnecessary detailing. This gives a very distinctive design that is outstanding.” Ken Wai 

“The treehouse concept is not a new one, but here it is executed successfully – simple and beautiful, the units are generously sized but touch their environment lightly – cut and fill is avoided in favour of stilts and steps. The resort is disparate but anchored by a rectilinear timber theme that is carried throughout. The units are set delicately within the surrounding forest, creating a place where the cliché of “feeling at one with nature” could well become a reality.” Nicole Hammond

“This is a truly spectacular retreat, oozing with environmental consideration. The Meijie Mountain Hotspring Resort is a benchmark for sustainable design and operation in China. Tree top views, natural mineral springs, and the mountain environment have created a canvas for a truly unique guest experience in what is an exemplary example of contemporary harmonic architecture.” Sean Clifton

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank the jury, and all who entered their projects into this year’s WAN Resort Complex Award 2017.

All 2018 WAN AWARDS categories are open for entry with a special early bird discount available until 29th March. For more information, please click HERE

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