LAVA’s design for a new 7 star hotel is located on a new man-made petal shaped island, linked by a bridge to the island of Hainan.
Water (ripples, natural geometry of a water drop) + Architecture (rock formations created by water erosion, sea caverns) were the design inspiration.
The island is zoned by seasons: ‘winter wonderland’, ‘amber autumn’. It will house a mix of commercial, retail, leisure [from opera to ice skating] and convention facilities, offices and luxury residential, in cascading building forms.
The smooth flowing semi-symmetrical geometry of natural ripples informed the hotel design. Liquefied geometry links the hotel form to the surrounding water, integrating spaces above and below the water line including an elevated green space. A marina seamlessly connects to the hotel base to create an exclusive water experience on each side of the hotel tower. A central glass atrium brings natural light and air into the hotel areas.
Sustainable features include a bio-filtration system, solar energy, wind generation and water collection.