The concept vision for the Sanctuary residential and golf course community at Chongming Island Tourism Resort Area is to create a resort community that integrates the spectacular and unique qualities of living on Chongming Island into a full length 18-hole golf course. The development program supports and celebrates this unique location on the outskirts of Shanghai. Rather than creating a generic residential resort development, the Sanctuary will provide a wide variety of lifestyles and amenities for residents that take advantage of each of the sites unique characteristics. The master plan concept was developed to allow all guests and residents to experience the project highlights with a drive through the parkway with expansive views of lush parkway gardens, the golf course and key views of the parks, lakes, and other community amenities.
The design concept for the Sales Center leads visitors on a journey through the landscape. The approach to the Sales Center takes the visitor around the lake, with a view to the landscape form of the building and show homes behind. The visitor crosses a bridge and arrives above the green roof of the main sales display area. Sweeping stone landscape walls emerge out of the slope and meander along the lake edge to form the edges of the building. A green roof hovers over the landscape walls with a large glass wall facing the lake. A skylight follows the curve of the wall at the back of the building defining the entry and the primary circulation that sweeps through the building. A stair leads down into the building following the edge of the curved back wall. The lower level display area is positioned just above water level creating a unique experience of the lake and surrounding landscape.