NL Architects’ Sanya Block 5 is a Lush Garden Hotel for China
Sanya is a popular tropical destination in China with average temps of around 25 deg C (77 deg F), making it a perfect spot for a lush garden hotel. NL Architects has recently unveiled plans for a new hotel complex there that features a sculptural facade planted with tropical trees and vegetation in deep pocketed extrusions. Wastewater from inside the hotel rooms is used to water the plants, which also provide shade, cooler temps, and privacy. A maze-like 3D bridge system branches out from the central courtyard to access the rooms, and the ground floor serves as a public deck with restaurants, bars and retail spaces.