|Altay Ski Resort||2011||Altay Xinjiang||China||Masterplanning|
Client: Altay Regional Government
Proposal for a new ski resort linked to Altay City in the North of the Xinjiang Province. The project takes advantage of the exceptional weather conditions in the area, which aims to attract tourists and sports enthusiasts worldwide. The new ski area is situated 25km from the main city with its airport being linked by a new train track and a new road. The village is designed to fit into the landscape, providing a picturesque settlement that naturally follows the contours of the land. The ski slopes, designed to pass through the village by a series of elevated and lowered platforms which are separate to pedestrian paths, make for an interesting and dynamic environment. Cars are kept to the perimeter of the resort by a parking hub. Access will then be provided through a green public transport interconnection.