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Atlantis Sanya Hainan Resort 15

Sanya, Hainan Province, China

Completion: 2016

The design for this 1,400-guestroom resort

The 48-story tower is capped by a 78-foot-

of the waterpark and ocean. They also have a

hotel reinterprets the myth of Atlantis on

high lantern that pulls the rhythm of the

strong cross-axial orientation to the signature

Hainan Island. The resort sits along the

tower’s continuous linear balconies up to

317,000-gallon Atlantis aquarium.

Haitang Bay National Coast, overlooking the

its peak. The curtain wall and balcony rails

South China Sea.

incorporate a waved frit that appears to

Pushing the building’s core back to the arrival

send ripples up the building, reinforcing the

side introduces a subtle inflection to the plan

Derived from the ocean’s crashing against the

fl uid nature of the design. The signature

and allows guestrooms to face the beach

island’s rocky coast – traditionally considered

Atlantis Bridge Suite is incorporated into the

and ocean. The podium includes more than

in China to be the end of the earth – the tower

penthouse level of the tower, reinterpreting

320,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and

rises in two fin-like forms joined to create

the Atlantis brand’s classic tradition in a

conference space.

a dramatic massing. The building podium,

modern way.

including the main lobby rotunda, is conceived

◄ aerial view

Inspired by coral reefs, the “Lost Chambers”

as a series of spiraling vortexes of water

The porte-cochère and lobby reception area

aquarium’s design focuses on fl uid movement

streaming away from the towers.

are developed on an axis with views

through the resort’s aquatic exhibits.

2014 design annual

3.3 million sq. ft. / 307,000 sq. m.

2014 HOK Design Annual  

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