The resorts will be operated by the Brilliant Hotel Management Group of China, while the architect for both developments is Heah and Co, a London-based practice that offers holistic architectural, interior and furniture design services predominantly in the international luxury resort hotel market.
Web Structures has a strong track record of working on resort projects across the globe in ecologically sensitive areas, including the acclaimed Four Seasons resort in the Seychelles. It is also working on another Four Seasons project in Goa, Western India, for Toronto headquartered Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
The Chongqing project will see Web Structures utilise its experience in environmentally sensitive regions to help create a cliff top resort with a main 1,720 sq metre building and 32 spa villas.
In Kunming, the practice's expertise in working in areas of high seismicity will play an important role in delivery. Set on a bay on the Yangzhong lake, the resort will include a hotel, apartment, shops and lakeside villas with a total building area of 112,000 sq metres.
Dr Hossein Rezai, Web Structures' group director, said: "Our track record in creating tourist resorts in ecologically sensitive environments, such as the Seychelles, will be important in the Chongqing project. Here the challenge is construction on a cliff top close to the river and creating the resort in such a way that it does not affect the existing environment.
"The aim is also to integrate the development with local traditional building styles, and create a resort that will be beneficial to tourism and the local economy and have a minimal impact on the local eco-system.
"In Kunming, we will be using our experience working in zones of high seismicity. This area of China sits in a UBC Zone 3a with an earthquake coefficient of 0.24.," he added. "These developments will challenge existing norms, they are cutting-edge and like nothing that has been seen in these parts of China before."
The Brilliant Hotel Management Group has 16-years of experience in resort investment in China, creating five start hotels, spa resorts and country clubs.
London-based Heah and Co is also widely experienced in designing high-end leisure resorts, including working with Four Seasons in Bali.
Web Structures has engineered more than 52 residential and mixed-use skyscrapers around the world in the past 15 years, including the iconic 50-storey Troika development in Kuala Lumpur the 40-storey Queen's Condominium in Singapore and 61-storey Northpoint in Thailand.
The practice, which has just moved into new headquarters in Singapore and opened a London office as part of its expansion plans - is also heavily involved in creating some of the tallest towers in cities across India - using its expertise in earthquake engineering to allow developers to go higher than ever before.
It is involved in major media projects in Asia, including the creation of the new GBP90 million Pinewood film studio in Malaysia and a GBP15 million state-of-the-art broadcasting campus in Singapore for media giant MediaCorp.
Web Structures works in partnership with leading international architects including Foster and Partners, UN Studio, Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) and Conran. Its team also played a special role in the Freedom Towers project in New York.
About Web Structures
Web Structures Pte. Ltd. is a pioneer in "fusion engineering"; fusing design sensitivity with cost consciousness to develop the most cost effective structures in which the traditional separation between architectural design aesthetics and structures is erased in a seamless harmony of design intent. In the completed work, architecture and structure resonate to create a single entity; an essential symbiotic interaction, a fusion that presents itself in works of beauty.
Employing divers talent from the UK, Europe and Asia, Web Structures provides worldwide design consultancy at the highest end of the international spectrum. With offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai, London and Indonesia, the civil, structural and geotechnical practice also offers specialist design services in related engineering fields. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.webstruc.net/.
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