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CHINESE PIPELINE This Bangkok community for retirees will focus on wellness and integrated healthcare services

Jin Wellbeing County Bangkok, Thailand OPENING: 2019 ARCHITECTS: ThomsonAdsett,

OpenBox Architects

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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.

Hainan, China

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OPENED: 2018

(DSM) provided concept planning for the project.

Qi’n Wellness

ARCHITECTS:

Architects KAA, and interiors A+1

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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. ●

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