San Sa Village

Best Implemented Project of Residential Estate

About the project
The foundational idea of the “San Sa” project is to build an inclusive rural oasis in a place that has been selected as one of China's top ten most beautiful villages by a number of prominent international media outlets. The aim is to provide visitors with a spatial and sensory experience that evokes personal renewal, in part by reflecting on the imagined memory of lives past. To embed within the design an appreciation for the site‘s heritage, we extended the existing spatial arrangement of the village, scattering the architectural blocks in-line with the typical village plan, while combining those blocks into an integrated whole. This approach enabled us to create a spatial pattern and order that blends rather seamlessly into the local built environment. By subverting the stereotypical concept of rural tourism resorts, we hope to create a kind of «village within a village» and to give this piece of land the vitality it deserves.

Beigou Village, Beijing, China

Project implementation year

Additional information

Applicant and authors of the project
LLLab. is a design studio based in Shanghai, Porto, Toronto and Stuttgart operating within the fields of architecture, design, art, urbanism, research and development. The studio is led by four partners Hanxiao Liu, Luís Ricardo, David Correa and Taichi Kuma. Their work focuses on using design as a tool to improve social and cultural life through various scales, from urban projects to micro-architecture or installations.

Other participants
Project Investor: 2049 Group
Construction Team: San She Inn (Beijing) Cultural Management Co., Ltd.
Construction Drawings: China Electric Design & Research Co., Ltd.
Civil Engineering Construction Team: Yi Wang
Interior Construction Team: Guobing Zhou
Landscape Design Development: Shanghai Di Cui Landscaping
Landscape Construction Team: Mr. Cai
Furniture Consultation: cdc | brandcreation (Austria)
Uniform Design / Production: carpostudio (Portugal)
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG