Hsinchu Stone Village Masterplan
Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2011—2015
The Hsinchu Stone Village Resort Hotel forms part of our masterplan for the Hsinchu Stone Village in Taiwan. The hotel sits at the highest point of a new village, separated by a dramatic landscape. The proposal seeks to create a contemporary re-interpretation of a Chinese Hill Village formed from a series of courtyard buildings of varying scales. Four courtyards are connected by a series of walkways, bridges and courts.
The design works with traditional Chinese notions of entry, and subdivision of space. Landscape is integrated into the urban village setting, with the ravine forming the central spine through the centre of the village, with views out at either end. The hotel seeks to provide an environment with a close relationship to nature as an antidote to city life.