maya physical & spiritual wellness centre - china - 2018
GKA was appointed the architectural concept design and interior design services.
The proposed Maya Physical & Spiritual Wellness Centre on an island in the West Lakes Disctrict of Hangzhou presented a unique design opportunity for GKA.
Out proposal embraced the islands unique qualities and vistas, while maintaining an intimate and luxurious experience that in time will become on with the landscape.
All building elements are fragmented into a multiple of smaller components, reducing the building mass and facilitating an interconnected flow of landscaping throughout the resort.
The buildings are designed using simplified traditional Chinese roof forms to reference the local vernacular buildings and combine simple building forms and an extensive use of natural materials that will fuse with the landscape.
As a guest moves through the centre, they will be able to enjoy the quiet and intimate scale of the architecture integrated with landscaping, but to also arrive at open spaces with views to the lake and surrounds.