LAKE COURTYARD RESORT

Linan, China


This signature space for the resort is designed around a focal point pagoda, which serves as a visual connector to the Famous TaiHu, The Great Lake a few miles away.  The pagoda can be ascended to view the lake.  Additionally, the interior courtyard serves dual purposes--as a plaza for outdoor activity when dry and as a mini
lake filled by a water system connected to the adjacent river.  The artificial lake mimics the Great Lake, providing a reflected experience.  The building planning and architectural motifs represent an integration of modern simplicity and classical roots of traditional Chinese architecture.