Hainan Atlantis

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Feeling the Sea

It's a matter of simply, evidently, building the most beautiful hotel of our time, dedicated to leisure, the sun, the sea, while offering a new interpretation of the Atlantis theme: the mysteries linked to the sea, to reclaimed secrets and to the fauna of mythology.
To succeed in this challenge, it is essential in Hainan to stand out from the neighboring hotels by clearly using our first asset: a site much wider than the others, at the center of the district of beaches area and hotels. We have the means to clearly dominate this site in its center, by implementing an architecture of the largest scale, legible from a distance, the most monumental, the most inscribed in the sky. This architecture must express that it is dedicated to the sea and conceived to feel the sea, and this from the lobby to the room, including the restaurants, the conference center and the night clubs.
Jean Nouvel

STATUS Unbuilt
DATES 02.2013

LOCATION Sanya, Hainan (CHINE)
CLIENT Fosun Group (Shanghai, CHINE); Users: Sanya Atlantis, Kerzner International
ARCHITECT Jean NOUVEL - Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Paris, FR)
INTERNAL ADVISORS Hubert TONKA, Emmanuel BLAMONT
PROJECT LEADER David FAGART – Assistant: Chen CHEN
ARCHITECTS Thomas AMARSY, Camilla CERRI, Bernard DUPRAT, Victoire GUERLAY, Astrid HOPFNER, Samuel MAYANOBE, Anna PHILIPPOU, Pierre VOIRIN, Nobuo YOSHIDA
GRAPHICS Martin GASC, Rafaelle ISHKINAZI, Eugénie ROBERT, Vatsana TAKHAM, Élise TAPONIER
PERSPECTIVES Benjamin ALCOVER, Michael KAFASSIS, Mizuho KISHI, Franklin TRESCA
INTERIOR DESIGN Sabrina LETOURNEUR, Floriane ABELLO
LANDSCAPE Laura GIULIANI, Giulia PIANA
MODEL Romain CAILLON, Rui PEREIRA
3D / MODELISATION Ikbal BOUAITA, Alexandre BRALERET, Michael GLOUDEMAN, Amélie LAURET, Narjis LEMRINI (AJN)
COST ESTIMATOR AECOM
ENGINEERS
Structure: AEDIS Ingénierie

Sustainable development: Agence Franck Boutté Consultants
Facades: Peter Tschudin AG
Modular construction : BAU-NOW
CONTRACT TYPE Competition; not selected
PROGRAM 5* hotel + resort, 1380-rooms hotel, including 136 suites, congress center, aquarium, performance theatre, mall, villas, apartments hotel, water park, dolphins bay
GROSS FLOOR AREA 310 000 m²
Hotel: 217 000 m²
Aquarium: 11 000 m²
Mall: 57 000 m²
Water park + dolphins bay: 28 500 m²