Aloha is a new 440,000 square meter resort development for Clear Water Bay near Sanya, Hainan Island China. The project will feature over 3,000 units of hotel guestrooms, apartments and villas. M CO is the master plan and design architect for the complete resort property.
The master plan is focused on maximizing views to the ocean through higher density development near the beach while an inner lake district creates a water and green space amenity for the single-family villas. A vibrant retail district will connect the hotels, apartments and villas together along “Ocean Boulevard”, a street inspired by Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A serpentine line of single-loaded hotel rooms and luxury apartments front the beach allowing for unobstructed frontal views to the ocean. The massing is carved and shaped to allow for views from the serviced apartments towers behind.
Two 80 meter tall apartment towers are at the center of the beach frontage in the middle of the site. They will offer a range of unit sizes from 80 to 300 square meters. Half of the larger units will feature their own 3 x 9 meter swimming pools as a focal point of the living room space and with an view to the ocean.
LED facade lighting integrated into concrete frames will highlight the units and play against the balconies and glass facade.
A podium of parking provides and elevated plane for the Phase III Tower pool area allowing for open views to the ocean. At the beach front edge 32 garden apartments overlook the sand broken into 4 separate buildings each containing 8 units on 4 levels. The top units will have private gardens, terraces and pools on the roof top level.
The Phase III Tower podium also offers some retail spaces to create a terminus to the adjacent retail street and directs the flow of resort guests towards the ocean.
All of the high density areas within the property provide parking concealed in podiums. Aside from hiding the cars, the podiums create more open space inside the site for landscaping and elevatated locations for pool areas to capture views to the ocean.
At the center of "Ocean Boulevard" is a pedestrian/walk street that links all of the hotel and apartment towers together with a collection of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. Sitting above the retail street a curving foot bridge linking a Phase I and Phase II Hotel property together for guests allowing the two phases to share some amenities for less operational cost. The bridge also provides a means for guests to access the beach without needing to cross streets carrying vehicles.
Concrete screens on the Phase I hotel at the beach will shroud the guest corridors partially from view while still allowing light and air to flow freely in the tropical climate.
View of the Phase II hotel from the Phase I hotel tower side.
View of the Phase I Serviced Apartment towers from behind the concrete screen at the Phase I hotel tower.
Phase II Serviced Apartment Towers.
Facade view of the Phase I hotel tower. Gardens punctuate the massing allowing for intermittant views to the from the guest corridors on the back side of the building.
View of the Phase I Hotel and Beach Apartments from the hotel pool area.
View overlooking Ocean Boulevard and the retail passage.