A mountainous volcanic island houses a hotel designed as another landform. ‘Valleys and canyons’, generated as a topological structure, form 2000 rooms around a terracing façade and atrium.
The atrium spaces connect to form a continuous green landscape throughout the hotel and link to a beachfront forest. A cinema, restaurants, aquarium, waterfront promenade and marina seamlessly interact with a continuous shopping and retail experience.
JeJu is a mountainous volcanic landform located in the south east of South Korea. The island acts as a major holiday destination for South Koreans, as well as the Chinese and Japanese, as a result of its unique location between the three East Asian nations. The beautiful natural landscape and its seasonal variation attracts locals and holidaymakers alike. The island is home to the world heritage Hallasan volcano and lava tubes, a national icon and tourist destination.
The hotel is designed as another landform. ‘Valleys and canyons’, generated as a topological structure, form 2000 rooms around a terracing facade and internal courtyard rooms around interconnected open atrium spaces. The atrium spaces connect to form a continuous green landscape throughout the interior of the hotel creating a natural atmosphere. This landscape continues to the canyon between the two sinuous residential zones, accentuating the connection with the beachfront forest over which they look. A continuous landscape, within and out.
The hotel houses a plethora of activities within its cascading walls, including cinema, restaurants, aquarium, waterfront promenade and marina. These seamlessly interact with a continuous shopping and retail experience complementing the natural beauty of JeJu.
The three "crater" atria distinguish the three hotel components - business, family and entertainment - and give each of them a dramatic and unique vertical space. These spaces act as centres of activity surrounded by restaurants, business centres, shops and are further wrapped into the outer layers of rooms.
The residential canyons extend the idea of a year-round immersive destination into a series of semi outdoor spaces that combine leisure, shopping and relaxation in a unique space.
The seven terraced buildings house apartments and hotel rooms in an s-shaped arrangement naturally cascading up from the shoreline. Hanging gardens and undulating rooftop parks extend nature into the volcano shaped buildings. Voids allow natural light into lower levels and increase ventilation. Sinuous swimming pools arc around the buildings, timber decks and boardwalks, artificial islands, pools, beach dunes and a verdant local forest create a place of relaxation.