oak valley RESORT
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In 2020, a limited design competition was held to build an addition to the existing Oak Valley Golf Resort in Wonju-si. The vision of the new resort was a transformation of a legacy golf resort into a world-class integrated destination for all seasons and generations, offering experiential immersion into nature, adventure, and culture. We were chosen as the winner based on our initial scheme to provide a new solution to revitalize the existing resort complex. Our winning scheme calls for providing, firstly, a new prototype residential community where users can work/live/play in nature; secondly, an efficient structure that is both aesthetically pleasing and economically viable; and thirdly, phase-able development plans for the entire complex situated within the 600-acre (243-hectare) site. Our scheme also tries to use all the natural materials readily available in the Wonju-si area; stone (Park Roche), wood (Park Bois) and Soil (Park Terre). We created a concept called terrarium: a new retail place where people can cure their own coffee, cheese, Korean traditional sauces, and charcuteries; this motivates the user to revisit the campus. We also added an educational program onto this new typology, including perfume, pottery, and cupping classes. Furthermore, we suggested various amenities to support the living structure, such as an observatory, tracking follies, yoga spaces, and other contemplation areas.
For the room design, our aim was for a new trend idea for placing the bathroom facilities on the façade side for people to enjoy the view of the site while showering or bathing.