In advance of the development of more than 1,800 vacation villas, the Limao Mountain Visitor’s Center and Marketing House set the tone and design themes for a thoughtfully designed series of luxury structures spread across 2,000 acres. At the base of the mountain, the Visitor’s Center orients guests to the site through three small buildings whose brick walls create quiet spaces free of distraction with large windows under vaulted roofs that focus views to historic villages, mountaintops, and the Marketing House. The Marketing House complex at the mountain’s crest includes a luxury hotel tower, high-end restaurant, and large multipurpose exhibition and convention facilities. Glass pavilions along a mountainside path, punctuated by hidden bamboo structures, form The Spa.
Limao Mountain’s contemporary architecture fuses modernist space with vernacular materials. Its new typology reflects the character of nearby small mountain villages and its landscape, located just four hours from the hectic urbanity of Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai.