gad helms The Westin Blue Bay Resort design

gad (Greentown Architectural Design) opened The Westin Blue Bay Resort. With a total land area of 667,362 square feet, the project is located at the most east end of the Clear Water Bay, Lingshui County of Hainan.

For this property, the architects in charge were: Zhang Wei and Jiang Fang. The design team also included: Shang Fei, Wang Jia, Xu Qin, Hu Damin, Li Baozhong, Tian Senyuan, Chen Yonghao, Li Zijie, Li Yanfeng, Lu Zhegang, Wu Wenjian, Chen Feiyan, Lao Xiaojing, Cui Daliang and Shen Fengqiang.

Instead of traditional Southeast Asian architectural style for hotels in tropical areas, the designers involved in the development of this property developed a modern hotel with a resort atmosphere. The property has of a curve that allows almost all of the guestrooms to directly face the sea. The designers also further lifted the curve to 26 feet from the ground, forming a channel through which sea wind may blow.


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The Westin Blue Bay Resort has various courtyards, including courtyards for meetings, a Chinese cuisine restaurant and spa. The courtyards are independent from each other while connected and integrated with the “floating” 400 guestrooms. Meanwhile, the guestrooms have access to the various parts of the property, such as the seascape and the more functional spaces.

The hotel is equipped with outer wall doors and windows that can be opened and closed in colder seasons. In warmer seasons, these glass outer walls can be completely opened.

The Westin Blue Bay Resort also makes use of aluminum sheet for the outer wall, presenting various shades at various times of the day.