Dusit Thani Resort & Spa

Nature-Responsive Haven: A Seaside Getaway

Located an hour and a half drive east of Shenzhen, Twin Moon Bay faces growing tourism pressures amid its rapidly expanding population of over twelve million. Strict environmental regulations govern all coastal development, and a narrow hillside site geometry and coastal setback line hinder ocean relationships. Landscape architects were tasked with creating a memorable and low-impact seaside resort experience despite limited beach access.

Guided by site planning principles, the landscape design draws inspiration from regional landscapes, natural lagoons, and rugged cliff-based topography, creating a seamless transition from rainforest to coastal environments. Rather than introducing high-maintenance foreign landscapes, the design emphasizes evolving native gardens that blend with the hillside forest.

Detailed design elements, such as light-hued sculptures and site furniture, reference the ocean's aesthetic, enhancing the coastal ambiance. The project juxtaposes native and man-made landscapes, using bold references to regional landscapes while fostering stewardship among guests and the local community.


Services Provided
Master Planning, Landscape Architecture, Art Installation Design, Bespoke Outdoor Furniture Design

ASLA SoCal Honor Award
Architecture MasterPrize Winner


Twin Moon Bay, Guangdong, China


Concept through Construction Administration


13.3 acres


Resort Hotel