Dali Miwan (Moon Harbor) Resort - Dali, Yunnan, China
Dali Miwan (Moon Harbor) is a new 200,000 square meter (land) retail and residential village project in Yunnan Province in southern China. LLG International prepared the community, street, plaza, and garden landscape architecture for the site, which is located between Cang Shan (mountains) and Erhai (lake) on a long sloping earthen plane with a long history of ancient trade, settlement, and Buddhist temples. Important features of the design include a series of water chute streets to expose the otherwise below grade storm water and creek channels that move water from the mountains to the lake. A central plaza organizes the community as a distinct urban center with a series of constructed waterfalls and an entertainment stage for the enjoyment of tourists and residents. A rich, flowering, and leafy garden interprets both the local mountain and lake landscapes for the heart of a five-star hotel complex located in the northeast quadrant of the site.