Jinshan Resort

Misty bamboo and rock forests, forest hill terraces with tall trees, hanging sky-gardens, and mysterious hot springs – with this diversity of experiences, the Jinshan Resort will be a strong attractive destination for Taipei urbanites at a mere 45-minute drive away from cosmopolitan Taipei. The resort offers guests spa and hot spring retreats as well as public areas for wedding banquets and conferences. The hotel suites are designed to have beautiful, nature-inspired calming interiors and breathtaking views of the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Beachfront Destination

The development is a tropical high-rise 3-in-1 beachfront destination comprising of a diverse mix of retail, residences and hotels topped with sky gardens, recreational amenities, demonstrating that high density can be high amenity.

Flanked by a popular beach to the west and the bustling city to the east, the contoured podium is sculpted to form a porous, fully public and pedestrianised retail plaza to seamlessly connect the beach to the city. The tropical beach experience is brought into and up the building – from the breezy event plaza to the stunning infinity pools set in tropical sky gardens.

The project adopts robust passive design strategies such as naturally lit and ventilated lobbies, pre-function areas and access corridors such that these public areas become functional, comfortable, tropical spaces with greenery, natural light and fresh air instead of enclosed, internalised air-conditioned spaces.

The configuration and orientation of the hotel and residential towers are designed to maximize the panoramic sea views for all units with balconies inspired by the organic shapes and colours of corals, alluding to a thriving ecosystem of variegated corals.

Resort in Rawai

The 270-room resort is located on a seafront site, and encompasses a small hill with 270-degree views to the sea, nearby islands, coconut groves, the Phuket Town bay, and the mountains.

It is comprised of simple, elegant buildings that evoke Thai architecture in a very contemporary way. The design uses clusters of simple rectangular forms, lightened by elegant screens in timber, and embellished with intricate pavilions with screens that emulate Thai silk out of layers of metallic coloured anodised aluminium.

The resort is organized around a series of public spaces that are placed along an axis that connects the sea to the hilltop. Each public space has their own character, which defines a neighbourhood of rooms and facilties. The floral axis turns the hillside into a living textile, changing with the seasons, and providing a stunning foreground to the azure sea and islands behind.

Carnival of Life

The project showcases the Singapore story, reinforcing core values and cementing

Singapore as a beacon of transformative thinking. We imagine an ultra-Singapore that we know but can’t yet find – an experience that is super lush, tropical and shady, a blend of eating, shopping, and people-watching.

The Carnival of Life takes everything we love about Singapore and catapults it into the most desirable future to become a showcase to the world. It addresses how might we live better, longer and with lives filled with joy and wonder. The vision for the Carnival of Life creates a stage to answer these questions, while creating the most immersive and innovative attractions in Asia.

The Carnival of Life is tied together via a whimsical ribbon. This iconic promenade is a stage for community life and connects visitors to a sequence of attractions celebrating the best of Singapore, centred on food, water, and health. It is a new free lifestyle destination for Singaporeans, promoting community and wellbeing

Diverse yet thematically linked attractions are spread along The Ribbon, a linear park comprised of delightful public spaces.

We envision the Carnival of Life to be Singapore’s 4th Major Public Garden, creating a Regional Public Space for the North. Using Wonder, Multi-Sensory Exploration and Education, the Carnival of Life will be the most immersive and innovative masterplan of attractions in Asia, piloting and engaging global audiences in new regenerative ways of living.

Melides Masterplan

More information coming soon.

Future City Xicen

Xicen Country City masterplan presents a holistic solution for the upcoming development of a 7.1 km2 site on the southern bank of the Dianshan Lake, which is located in the Yangtze Delta area in close proximity to Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. The site has rich water network that takes up about one thirds of the total site area. This masterplan is a prototype for more livable and sustainable developments of the future that brings all the amenities and convenience typically found in existing metropoles in a location embraced by nature.

The proposed masterplan adopts a 50/50 City approach, allocating most of the urban development to the northern half of the site while preserving nature and indigenous culture in the southern half. In the urban half, surface vehicular roads are reduced to a minimum and the land is divided into a series of thematic islands in order to tap into the rich green and blue resources of the site, while celebrating the unique waterfront lifestyle of the Xicen region.

The Urban Core Islands have the highest density and programmatic mix with a district transport hub, civic/commercial plaza and arts/cultural center seamlessly connected to the metro and high-speed railway stations. The R&D Islands integrate garden offices, R&D facilities, and business incubators with residences to suit the future need of high-tech industries. The Residential Islands face the water and benefit from a natural biophilic environment. A series of Rewilding Islands are embedded into the urban spaces, allowing regenerative nature to render bioremediation and ecological services to the built environment.

The nature half is grouped into four zones: Eco-Tourism Zone, High-Tech High Intensity Farming Zone, Campus Village Zone and SME Creative Clusters Zone. By enhancing agricultural and energy production as well as inserting anchor industries and schools, Xicen Country City will become a selfsufficient and resilient urban typology wellequipped for all the future challenges and opportunities.

Alila Villas Bintan

The brief was conceived as an art-hobby resort-cum-weekend home located along the northern coast of Bintan island to reconnect urbanites with nature. A sensitive design approach of “camouflaged architecture” has been adopted, one where building is overtaken by landscaping, enabling flora and fauna to coexist with human habitation.

Comprising 12 beachfront residences and 52 hotel villas, the public area of the resort is designed to function like a public square, with its landmark roof structure acting like an orientating devise, analogous to that of a town hall’s clock tower. The art palette comprises of a community village at the forest ridge that crowns the development like a tropical acropolis. Accessible to the public, the art palette features a museum, art gallery, spa, boutiques and fine dining establishments that promote wholesome food harvested from the resort’s very own organic farm and orchard.

The project champions sustainable efforts on various levels. Physically, the development touches the ground lightly by following the natural slope of the site with minimal cut-and-fill construction; guest rooms are orientated to act as wind funnels for sea breezes, minimising the need for air-conditioning and all lower terraces serve as green roofs/gardens. As many trees as possible are conserved, with lightweight construction vehicles and human labour deployed wherever feasible. Only natural swimming pools and natural springs in which biological filters and hydroponic plants clarify and purify the water are designed in keeping with the surrounding lushly landscaped setting.

Pan Pacific Orchard

The design of Pan Pacific Orchard envisions a new prototype for high-rise tropical hospitality. This 23-storey 350-room building will become a distinctive garden hotel, adding to the green and spectacle along Singapore’s Orchard Road shopping belt.

To overcome the limited site area and to break down the scale, the design stacks 4 distinct strata with 3 Sky Terraces inserted as elevated grounds with amenities surrounded by gardens. The guest rooms are split into 3 stacks configured in L-shaped stacks overlooking either the Sky Terraces or city.

The 1st strata is designed as a Forest Terrace set between Claymore Road and Claymore Drive with a water plaza and cascades and edged by forest trees, creating a dramatic entrance and a memorable urban connection.

The 2nd strata is conceived as a Beach Terrace, offering guests a tropical oasis, with meandering sandy beachfront and palm groves around an emerald lagoon, set against Orchard Road.

The 3rd strata is set up as a Garden Terrace orientated towards the quiet residential estate of Claymore Hill. Flanked by the Bar and Lounge, the Terrace showcases a manicured garden, complete with verandah, lawn, fountains and garden.

The 4th strata is envisaged as a Cloud Terrace comprising of a 400 seat ballroom and event lawn, surrounded by thin mirror pools and filigree planting, washed by natural light filtering through the PV roof canopy.

The interiors are designed to reinforce the experience of each strata, offering a unique boutique-scale hotel experience. Huge living green columns with creepers visually connects the 4 stratas, juxtaposing against the stacked massing and lend the urban hotel with a touch of resort.

InterContinental Sanya Resort

The Intercontinental Sanya Resort is in Sanya, Hainan, China’s tropical island and comprises of a hotel with 350 rooms and related facilities. The hotel stretches from a busy entertainment spine to the natural forest of the rocky point.

One third of the rooms are located in a 10-storey curved linear block that frames the arrival space. Two thirds of the rooms are located in huge water courtyards, and are more resort-like in feel. These rooms are an innovative hybrid of detached villas and room blocks. Each room has a private open air garden bathroom, and a detached cabana that is reached via a bridge or garden. The cabanas sit within the huge watergardens, each a hectare in size.

The design combines masterplanning, landscape, architecture and interiors to set up a series of views and vistas to the sea, framed by coconut trees, reflected in water, and then reframed again with stone, timber and fabric, ensuring every room has a special view. The design of the various public areas varies from urban and formal to casual and beachy, allowing the hotel to address many different markets and customers.

The entire resort is designed as a patchwork of inhabited gardens, giving a foreground  to the views of the owner’s highrise apartments behind. The design is inspired by Chinese screens, palaces and compounds, interpreted in a contemporary fashion. The huge precast concrete screen is an aperiodic mathematical tiling.

The hotel is designed to sustainable principles. Passive energy saving design (large overhangs, natural light, cross-ventilation, shaded courtyards, and planted roofs), use of indigenous seasonal landscape and water conservation and recycling are some of the strategies used.

Alila Villas Uluwatu

The multi-award-winning Alila Villas Uluwatu resort is located in the Bukit Peninsula of Bali, a wild landscape of cliffs and rugged savannah landscapes, totally unlike the rest of the island. The resort redefines luxury as delight and enjoyment of the natural beauty and sense of place, rather than excessive consumption – making it one of the first ecologically sustainable luxury resorts of the region.

Working on all scales, WOHA developed the masterplan of the entire property, which includes Alila Villas Uluwatu and the OMNIA Dayclub, the architecture for the resort, the interiors as well as a suite of furniture.

The 50-suite hotel and 34 residential villas were built from mainly locally sourced materials, such as limestone from the site and recycled railways sleepers. It was inspired by the pale limestone cliffs and the deep blue of the sea and references Bali’s rich culture with its centuries of influences, from the Bronze Age animism, to the Hindu Majapahit Empire as well as Dutch Art Deco and contemporary modern design.


  • International Architecture Award - Winner

    Awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

  • ULI Awards for Excellence - Asia Pacific Finalist

    Awarded by Urban Land Institute

  • RIBA International Awards - Winner

    Awarded by Royal Institute of British Architects


  • 2010 Good Design Award - Winner

    Awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

  • Design for Asia Awards - Bronze Award

    Awarded by Hong Kong Design Centre

  • Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design - Winner

    “Best Hotel Design” category, awarded by International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show

  • World Architecture Festival - World Holiday Building of the Year

    Holiday category, awarded by World Architecture Festival

  • Asia-Pacific Interior Design Biennial Awards - Winner

    “Outstanding Design” Award, awarded by Asia Pacific Federation of Architects/ Interior Designers

  • Asia-Pacific Interior Design Biennial Awards - Winner

    “Best Design Client” Award, awarded by Asia Pacific Federation of Architects/ Interior Designers

  • Asia-Pacific Interior Design Biennial Awards - Winner

    “Best Aesthetics Conception” Award, awarded by Asia Pacific Federation of Architects/ Interior Designers

  • National Commendation for International Architecture - Commended

    Awarded by Australian Institute of Architects

  • 10th SIA Architectural Design Awards 2010 - Honorable Mention

    Commercial Projects category, awarded by SIA

  • 10th SIA Architectural Design Awards 2010 - Honorable Mention

    Interior Architecture category, awarded by SIA

  • BCI Green Design Award - Green Leadership Award Winner

    Commercial category, awarded by BCI Asia Construction Information Pte. Ltd.

  • ULI Awards for Excellence - Asia Pacific Finalist

    Awarded by Urban Land Institute

  • 6th Annual Hospitality Design Awards - Finalist

    Resort category, awarded by Hospitality Design Magazine

  • Earth-Minded Awards - First Place Winner

    Hospitality Projects, awarded by Hospitality Design magazine and the American Society of Interior Designers


  • Best of Year Awards - Winner

    Hospitality: Hotel-Resort category, awarded by Interior Design Magazine

  • Green Good Design Award - Winner

    Awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies


  • MIPIM Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2007 - Commended

    Retail & Leisure Category, awarded by The Architectural Review