Joe Lalli Resort, China
Joe Lalli is a luxury resort located in a beautiful wooded mountainous area of Moganshan, near the small town of Deqing, close to Hangzhou and Shanghai. This area with its unspoilt nature, mountains, lakes and waterfalls has traditionally been a popular destination for visitors from all over China and has a long history of being a more temperate summer vacation retreat for the population of Shanghai since the 1880s. This tradition has recently been revived and now there are a number of popular resorts taking advantage of the clear air and unspoiled natural environment. Our task consisted of architecture and interior design for five types of villas, five terraced apartment blocks, concept design of two restaurants and landscape design for the area. The total number of buildings is 60 and the combined gross floor area is about 20 000m2. The design has been executed in collaboration with Geometria Architecture.