From a blank slate to an activated waterfront and marina
A man-made island is a landscape with no cultural context, no built forms and no history. Our design challenge was to find ways to create a world-class yacht club and marina that would cater to the needs of a future population and a future island city.
The marina waterfront is a significant commitment by Dalian Wanda to advance the emerging yacht and cruising industry in China.
Scott Carver was announced the winner of the design competition to deliver the Qingdao Yacht Club and Marina. The project is a showcase embracing world best practice design and technologies. The Marina is an international rated facility capable of hosting international yacht races and events. The extreme marina design parameters necessitated rigorous modelling and enhanced climatic simulation to guide and verify the design parameters and innovative site-specific solutions.
Photo credit: Qingdao Wanda Oriental Movie Metropolis Investment Co. Ltd
Berths and supporting facilities (Stage 1)
Internal Competition Winner 2014
Clipper Yacht Race leg – Qingdao China
To create both a waterfront ‘jewel’ that engages and inspires people, as well as a dynamic waterfront setting for the hotel, yacht Club and entertainment precinct, which reinforces Qingdao as a centre of boating excellence in China - with international facilities.
The marina waterfront defines the ocean frontage to the new man-made 28Ha island. Subject to marine influents and typhoon extreme climatic events, the marina technical solutions required innovated vertical wall design solutions developed specifically for this project with global application to redefine mega marina design.
What end-users say
What end-users say
“An outstanding success and flagship for the Wanda Group venture into the leisure and boating industry that embraces Australian and British international design standards”