The Wuyi Yuansu Resort is located in the hot springs of the Wuyi Mountains, the central part of Zhejiang Province. CLOU has been tasked to design the 15,000 sqm boutique mountain resort which includes over 80 villas.
The design aims to be part of the local community by attracting day trippers to the restaurants, cafes, speciality retail shops, and artist-in-residence studios. At the same time, it endeavours to offer its guests the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the surroundings. Staying in one of the villas evokes the sense of ‘being alone in nature’.
Along the winding path adjacent to the valley creeks, CLOU has designed a chain of amenity pavilions that bridge across the valley and define thresholds and zones within the master plan. The overall composition explores the parallel relationship of architecture and water, offering a bodily and profound experience to the guests.