Cheonan Resort Hot Springs Plan
- Cheonan, South Korea 2005
- Site Area: 60 hectares
Known as the “garden city,” the small town of Cheonan, with its rolling hills and many natural hot springs, offers an ideal escape for residents living in the densely populated city of Seoul. To convert a lush 150-acre site just 50 miles south of Seoul into a new model for resort communities in Korea, Jerde designed the Cheonan Hot Springs Resort Community to create a getaway destination offering unique leisure experiences for quick day trips and luxury accommodations for extended getaways. Jerde’s plan envisions the new resort as an extension of the garden city’s beautiful landscape. A generous circular park positioned at the center of the site forms the community’s primary identity. Dining and shopping venues, including a regional outlet center are strategically placed within and around the park to create an intimate retail village. East of the park, Jerde designed a 400-room resort hotel and spa that steps up into the hillside, providing rooftop terraces so guests can relax in a private setting. The site’s southernmost tip, which benefits from ideal sun exposure, is planned with a boutique hotel, as well as hot pools and sundecks that further extend the hot springs experience. One thousand time-share units, which are placed along the outer edges of the site, offer spectacular views that enhance the relationship with nature.
- Open/Public Space