Xiaomeisha - A Living Coast

PrizeHonorable Mention in Landscape Architecture / Urban Planning
Firm LocationPortland, United States
Lead ArchitectMauricio Villarreal

Xiaomeisha Bay offers a world class ecotourism destination with opportunities to protect, interpret, and celebrate local distinctiveness. Embracing biophilia as a core design philosophy and utilizing big data to analyze site influences, natural elements are leveraged from land and ocean. The design interprets the coast as a living environment incorporating wind and water, weaving the relationship between mountain, sea, and the urban environment enhancing existing resilient landscapes.