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Dawang Mountain Resort Changsha, China | Coop Himmelb(l)au

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Winning Entry For The Dawang Mountain Resort In Changsha, China / Coop Himmelb(l)au

The Deep Pit Ice and Snow World is located in the Dawang Mountain Resort Area near the city of Changsha. The project combines an Entertainment Ice World with an Indoor Ski Slope, a Water Park and supporting restaurant and shopping facilities with a total gross floor area of 120,000m².

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The building volume is integrated into a beautiful landscape scenery and positioned directly on top of a historical cement mining quarry pit and lake. In the design solution towards the South and East, the existing quarry pit is revealed and the sculpted shell of the Snow and Ice World spans 170 meters from cliff to cliff over a sunken and hanging garden creating a new functional leisure space of islands, water, cliffside pathways and ramps connecting the building to this natural heritage. This unique framed open space in between architecture and landscape is also characterized through an impressive central glass cone providing controlled natural daylight down through the Ice World structure and on to the islands and water surfaces.

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Project Info:

Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Senior Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg
Executive Coordinator: Lei Feng
Project Architect: Angus Schoenberger
Design Architect: Quirin Krumbholz
Project Team: Tyler Bornstein, Laura Ghita, Crystal K.H Tang, Xinyu Wan, Paul Challis, Veronika Janovska, Sorena Dumitru, Philipp Scherl
Competition: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Senior Project Partner: Michael Volk
Executive Coordinator: Lei Feng
Project Architect: Angus Schoenberger
Design Architects: Alexander Ott, Quirin Krumbholz, Stephan Sobl
Project Team: Laura Ghita, Crystal K.H Tang, Donna Riedel, Xinyu Wan, Edward Chang, David Neudecker, Tyler Bornstein, Jan Markus Ludwig, Halina Krzyzanowska, Phelan Heinsohn, Miguel Sanchez Enkerlin, Rymar Mateusz, Paul Challis, Maxime Lefebvre, Simon Hiertz
Graphic Design/ Presentation: Jan Rancke, Tom Hindelang


Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure / Bollinger und Grohmann Gmbh, Prof. Klaus Bollinger
MEP / HVAC: Buro Happold Ltd, Bath,UK, Steve Macey(Competition Phase)

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