CITS Sanya Eyot
This CITS development is located in the new resort area of Haitang Bay in Sanya. Rising as a high-end tourism destination, the area attracts visitors from around the world as a result of its world-class yachting community, international luxury hotel cluster and unspoiled natural assets.
CITS Sanya Eyot Hainan is a 32,000m2 retail-led scheme being developed on a small island within the one the area’s waterways. Different from the traditional retail projects in Sanya, the masterplan has prescribed strategies for celebrating the natural landscape, space making and multi-layered environments, to bring a new concept to the area.
Benoy’s design will feature a combination of indoor and outdoor spaces which will host a multitude of activities including art, water shows, cultural performances, recreational attractions, wellness programs, children’s zones and possibly a wedding chapel.
“Our team has brought new thinking to the retail, entertainment, cultural and art experiences within the development. Our Masterplan is animated by vibrant spaces and offset by quieter zones and there is significant diversity in the programmatic mix to ensure we arouse interest and appeal to a large visitor base,” continued Chao.
The architecture also prioritizes human-scale within the development with a number of small-scale blocks and pavilions designed along the waterfront edge. The collection of forms and differing façade treatments complement the faceted landscape and will add interest and variety to the visitor experience.
Location: Hainan, China
Developer: China International Travel Service (CITS)
Client: China International Travel Service
Size (Site Area): 45,700m2
Size (Mixed-use GFA): 32,000m2
Bridge Concept Design: Hugh Dutton Associés
Local Design Institute: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD)
Roof Consultant: RFR
Environmental Consultant: THUPDI
Type: Mixed Use