Web Structures, one of the world’s leading experts in environmentally-aware engineering, has been appointed to the team delivering two new luxury spa resorts in China. It is bringing its expertise to the cutting-edge projects to create the resorts in Chongqing and Kunming. The resorts will be operated by the Brilliant Hotel Management Group of China and the architect for both developments is Heah and Co, a London-based practice that offers holistic architectural, interior and furniture design services predominantly in the international luxury resort hotel market. Web Structures has a strong track record of working on resort projects across the globe in ecologically sensitive areas, including the acclaimed Four Seasons resort in the Seychelles. The Chongqing project will see Web Structures bring its experience in environmentally sensitive regions to help create a cliff top resort with a main 1,720 sq metre building and 32 spa villas. In Kunming, the practice’s expertise in working in areas of high seismicity will play an important role in delivery.
Set on a bay on the Yangzhong lake, the resort will include a hotel, apartment, shops and lakeside villas with a total building area of 112,000 sq metres.
Dr Hossein Rezai, Web Structures’ group director, says: “Our track record in creating tourist resorts in ecologically sensitive environments, such as the Seychelles, will be important in the Chongqing project. “Here the challenge is construction on a cliff top close to the river and creating the resort in such a way that it does not affect the existing environment. The aim is also to integrate the development with local traditional building styles. “The aim is to create a resort that will be beneficial to tourism and the local economy and have a minimal impact on the local eco-system. “In Kunming, we will be using our experience working in zones of high seismicity. This area of China sits in a UBC Zone 3a with an earthquake coefficient of 0.24.” He added: “We are delighted to be working with a company that continues to raise the bar in China with its innovative designs for luxury spa resorts. “These developments will challenge existing norms, they are cutting-edge and like nothing that has been seen in these parts of China before.” The Brilliant Hotel Management Group has 16-years of experience in resort investment in China, creating five start hotels, spa resorts and country clubs. London-based Heah and Co is also widely experienced in designing high-end leisure resorts, including working with Four Seasons in Bali.