Various partners atop Chinese beach club with bamboo awnings

various partners complete the luxury beach club in touch with nature

Inspired by its immersive landscape and infused with a sense of energetic vitality, Various Partners has renovated luxury hotel Sanya EDITION’s beach club with a brand new identity embedded in nature. located on the coast of china This space in Haitang Bay offers an unprecedented entertainment experience amid a lush bed of coconut groves and creates an elegant yet comfortable social space for children. resort-goers on the beach.

Embracing the picturesque setting of Sanya, Various Partners have designed a ‘Under the Trees’ design concept that keeps guests feeling the passion of Hainan Island from day to night. The beach club is defined by lush greenery, organic tones and textures, and soft lighting topped with a sculptural wave. bamboowoven structures. Arranged at varying heights and shapes, the five tree-like canopies seem to emerge organically from a ground plant bed and overlap above the guest facilities to create intimate yet open spaces to mingle and unwind.


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woven bamboo trees house beach-goers

Throughout the space, Different Associates uses natural materials and textures for a warm atmosphere that evokes the image of a tropical island city. Woven natural bamboo and wood form the canopy structures, while a wash of recycled gravel creates lightly textured coverings that together contribute to a sustainable design project dedicated to environmental protection.

Thanks to low-impact design interventions, organically curving bamboo canopies ripple and merge with nature to create a spatial rhythm in dialogue with nature. the hotel lush landscapes and echoing the vast azure Haitang Bay. Wrap-around woven structures scattered around the recessed sitting booths create sanctuary for intimate retreat, while the open connecting areas offer a glimpse of nature. In the center of the site, architects He created an organic circulation around the building and space by establishing a main bar in the form of a giant tree trunk.

A series of bamboo canopies atop the resort beach club by various partners amongst China's coconut groves

Through tightly intertwined structures and their intricate spaces and textures, daylight penetrates throughout the day, creating dynamic displays of light and shadow. After sunset, the nightlife wakes up and diffused light radiating upwards from the bamboo trunks enlivens the space with an elegant, atmospheric ambiance. With the lights on, the steel skeleton wrapped in bamboo strips stretching out like a leaf pattern reveals itself to guests and transforms the canopy into a giant banana leaf. Meanwhile. wide canopies surround the light and separate it from other areas of the hotel to maintain a sense of calm throughout the entire beach club.

A series of bamboo canopies atop the resort beach club by various partners amongst China's coconut groves

a social landmark along the haitang bay coastline

Hoping to renovate and rejuvenate open beach areas, The Sanya EDITION hotel wanted to introduce this normally very desolate area to a youthful, trendy lifestyle and social activities and make it an icon in Haitang Bay. Various Associates’ revamped beach club provides a strong connection between the different activity areas in the surrounding area, creating a meeting point full of vitality and joy. Bar goers, sunbathing guests, swimmers and volleyball players are united under the tree like awnings and open space.

A series of bamboo canopies atop the resort beach club by various partners amongst China's coconut groves

A series of bamboo canopies atop the resort beach club by various partners amongst China's coconut groves

A series of bamboo canopies atop the resort beach club by various partners amongst China's coconut groves

A series of bamboo canopies atop the resort beach club by various partners amongst China's coconut groves

Cluster of bamboo tree eaves above the resort beach club among China's coconut groves

beach club 2 in sanya edition

beach club in sanya edition 1

project information:

name: Beach Club at The Sanya EDITION

Location: Haitang Bay, Sanya, China
architectural: Various Partners

chief designers: Qianyi Lin, Dongzi Yang

Design team: Jianpeng Liu, Zhichao Lin, Yue Zhang, Shiqi Li

area: 700 square meters

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edited by ravail khan | design explosion

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