CHINESE PIPELINE This Bangkok community for retirees will focus on wellness and integrated healthcare services
Jin Wellbeing County Bangkok, Thailand OPENING: 2019 ARCHITECTS: ThomsonAdsett,
residents to enjoy the best of the nature, with shade trees and a running stream,
and to be inspired to enjoy active living. Austrian healthcare service consultant
Vamed – which is the parent company of
Vamed Vitality World, which runs nine thermal resorts in Austria and Hungary – was hired to plan healthcare services in the project. The Wellness Center is an eight-storey
honburi Healthcare Group is planning a
building that will house a saline swimming
that includes integrated healthcare and
exercise classes; ﬁtness and personal
residential project for retirees in Bangkok
wellbeing services. Jin Wellbeing County
includes 13 seven-storey buildings with a total of 1,300 units, an Aged Care Center
pool where residents can enjoy aqua
trainers; massage services and spa; a rehabilitation clinic; and retail stores.
There are also activities to promote
for assisted living, and a Wellness Center
physical and mental health, such as brain
physical, emotional and mental conditions.
promote lifelong learning, and activities to
providing preventive healthcare services for Architecture ﬁrm ThomsonAdsett, which
specialises in universal design, is responsible for the overall project and concept, while OpenBox Architects is handling building design based on a passive ecology
concept, focusing on energy saving and maximising natural light and ventilation. The project landscape encourages
exercise activities, activities in the library to promote physical ﬂexibility, such as yoga,
dance, aerobic, Tai Chi and special exercises designed for senior professionals and
retirees. Activities to promote interaction among residents and boost their social skills, including cooking classes, ﬂower
Hengqin Island, Zhuhai In the southern region of Zhuhai, this project will be positioned as a wellness community of around 2,200 homes primarily for the over 55s, a 20,000sq m wellness resort and a 5,000sq m community wellness club. Guilin This 2,000,000sq m project in Guilin is a real estate development set to include a high-end wellness resort and a natural medicines research institute. Guangdong A smaller, high-end development in Guangdong Province in the South, this community will include a dedicated wellness resort, housing for around 200 retirees and 50 family residences.
arrangement classes, art therapy, music
therapy and excursions are also planned.
(DSM) provided concept planning for the project.
Architects KAA, and interiors A+1
CLAD mag 2018 ISSUE 4
The GWI estimates wellness real estate in China to be valued at China US$19.9 bn, with 39 projects in the pipeline. Destination Spa Management, which specialises in concept planning for wellness communities, is currently working on three as-yet unnamed projects in China, which are all very much in the early stages of development:
i’n Wellness includes 1,000 homes, a residents’ club and a 110-bedroom resort, and there are plans for a 10,000sq m (108,000sq ft) destination spa which
is yet to be completed. Destination Spa Management
Services at the spa will include diagnostics; holistic health,
including traditional Chinese medicine as well as international rejuvenation medicine; physiotherapy; ﬁtness, spa; beauty/ grooming; and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. ●