Having been a popular retreat destination for Beijingers in the last 20 years, the 13,000 sqm ChunHuiYuan Spa Resort has refocused to attract more young professionals and plans to renovate its existing architecture in an effort to reinvigorate the spa experience.
CLOU has been invited to redefine the functions and reconfigure the circulation for the project and to explore the relationships between form, space, material and texture in architecture.
The design features a central corridor which acts as the entrance and main circulation, offering direct access to all spa rooms. To the north of the corridor, a playful composition of spa houses is located on the lake view site. Each spa house has a unique theme which explores natural elements. With openings and slots on the walls and ceilings, natural light casts shadows and joins the play with water, mist and air.