Benoy, the global studio of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers is delighted to announce its appointment to the new China International Travel Service (CITS) Sanya Eyot scheme being developed in Haitang Bay.
This is Benoy’s first mixed-use Masterplan and Architecture commission on China’s famous island and southernmost province, Hainan.
The CITS Sanya Eyot development is located in the new resort area of Haitang Bay in Sanya. Rising as a high-end tourism destination, the area attracts visitors from around the world as a result of its world-class yachting community, international luxury hotel cluster and unspoiled natural assets.
Benoy’s design will feature a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces which will host a multitude of activities including art, water shows, cultural performances, recreational attractions, wellness programs, children’s zones and possibly a wedding chapel.
Taking inspiration from Sanya’s local fauna, the Egretta Garzetta formed the concept behind the architecture of the development; the sweeping architectural lines mimic the graceful movement of the birds.
The architecture also prioritises human-scale within the development with a number of small-scale blocks and pavilions designed along the waterfront edge. The collection of forms and differing façade treatments complement the faceted landscape and will add interest and variety to the visitor experience.
The CITS Sanya Eyot scheme will commence construction in early 2016 and is due for completion at the end of 2018.