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Key Dates

25 March - Launch Deadline
27 May - Standard Deadline
24 June - Late Deadline
12 August - Judging
19 August - Winners Announced
21 September - Awards Presentation

Project Overview

Luxury oceanview vacation homes are a new phenomenon in China so when China Resources Land were looking to break ground in this market they approached Original Vision due to our extensive experience in luxury contemporary villas and taming steep and complicated hillside sites.

Project Commissioner

China Resources Coastal (Huizhou) Development Co. Ltd.

Project Creator

Original Vision Limited

Team

Adrian McCarroll
Derek Murphy
Damian Carroll
Xin He
Ricky Liu
Eric Chan
Tom Kay
Huw O Drama
Crystal Ren
Ho Man Chung
Teresa Peng
Frank Chan

Project Brief

With steep and complicated topography, the biggest challenge is to design the road system and arrange the lots to be interesting and provide unobstructed views whilst not wasting valuable land in the process of getting there. We achieved this at Skyline Villas by using a deep valley with limited views at the north side to create a winding route to climb to the highest elevation with secondary roads breaking off onto and working along the contours.

The homes have been carefully designed to take full advantage of the slope by cascading between these roads resulting in panoramic ocean views to all rooms. Another fortuitous consequence is the potential to create double and even triple height void spaces that generate dynamism whilst accentuating and amplifying the view.

Project Innovation/Need

Xiaojing Bay Skyline Villa Project is generally focused on creating a relaxing, resort-like environment, indoor and outdoor space integrated and appearing to grow out of the natural landscape. Different villas have different layouts and design features, ranging from the smaller Townhouse and Duplex villa types to the larger Periscope villa type all benchmarking a range of different needs. Almost all villas are provided with private swimming pools, terraces and gardens. The design philosophy focuses on clean and uncomplicated space paying homage to the view. Maximizing the view to the white sand beach and the ocean beyond creates a contemporary tropical resort life style experience. Every unit has an unobstructed sea view and the villas are well integrated with the site and with nature. Hearing the waves from the sea and being set within the wonderful beach environment form a beautiful scene of “Utopia”.

Design Challenge

With steep and complicated topography, the biggest challenge is to design the road system and arrange the lots to be interesting and provide unobstructed views whilst not wasting valuable land in the process of getting there. We achieved this at Skyline Villas by using a deep valley with limited views at the north side to create a winding route to climb to the highest elevation with secondary roads breaking off onto and working along the contours.

Sustainability

Passive environmental design is achieved through building orientation, insulations and architectural forms. By harnessing natural ventilation with generous ratios of windows to wall and combined with energy-saving glazing systems and louvers we have created very pleasant living environments. By making full use of the dynamic topography and developing sensitive architecture the villas integrate into the hillside climb along the contours providing stunning sea views along with good natural ventilation to each unit.




This award celebrates the design process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, and aesthetic considerations. Consideration given for material selection, technology, light and shadow. 


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