Dalian Amber Bay Beach Front Development
Amber Bay lies on Binhai Road, Dalian's famous scenic coastal road on the Chinese city's southeast side. Just a fifteen minute drive from the city center, this picturesque stretch of coastline with its alluring beaches and towering rock formations offers an ideal place for dining and leisure away from noisy downtown Dalian. Within this unique setting, the Amber Bay Beachfront Development will provide approximately 10,000 qm of restaurant and shopping facilities.
GRAFT's main design intent is to develop an architectural language which complements the natural settings. This design imagines a topographical landscape, a natural configuration of publicly accessible platforms, stairs and roof terraces. The structures materiality emphasizes this intention, reflecting the natural palate in bleached wood and surface-treated concrete composed of local aggregates.
A boardwalk serves as a public stage along the half-moon of the beach, its floors providing a natural transition between building and bay, softening the arced edge of the development.