Longquan Mountain Resort

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Longquan Mountain Resort
The project is located at the southernmost tip of Chengdu city's central axis, Tianfu Avenue, adjacent to the Third Ring Expressway. Towards the north, it will undertake a series of industrial innovative development functional zones such as Shigao New District and Xinglong Lake Plate, and connect Meishan and Renshou City to the south. It is the high-priority development district city in the center of Tianfu area of Chengdu city. Also, it has good accessibility and high regional value with primary beneficiary of the development of Chengdu city to the south.

The site is close to the expressway and Tianfu Avenue, and the convenience is good, which is easy to attract Chengdu transit. Good traffic connections make the site and Chengdu Tianfu Airport and Shuangliu Airport have a direct driving direction for less about 40 minutes. It is located in the Longquan Mountain City Forest Park and is the gateway to the Longshan Mountains. There are also natural ecological resources including the Black Dragon Pool Scenic Area and the Maodingshan Ecological Park. 

There are many types of projects around the site, mainly tourism, education and high-tech industry campus. The mountainous areas and original ecological resources within the site are prominent, which is conducive to the comprehensive development of integrating natural functions of the valley and livable living facilities. 
Plan image credit: Sassaki



site plan


The ZAP urban design team was commissioned by the Chengdu Municipal Government and the Chengdu Planning Bureau to complete the overall planning of its Longquanshan Urban Forest Park in 2017. The Sasski landscape team then deepened its planning and design. At the beginning of 2019, ZAP began the landscape design of the mountain forest resort. ZAP hopes to create an immersive ecological experience, to maintain the integrity of the original mountain and build a fascinating light resort town park. 


    1. Maintain an element of discovery through careful sequencing, hidereveal relationships, and framed views.    
2. Build upon elements of the human scale circulation system of the preexisting site in scale and form.
3. Organize trail typologies and use intensity accordingly to respect nature and serenity
4. Offer diverse options for diverse site users

Show Area Lake & Show area gate entrance: Image source from Vanke & Sasski copy right.  


Artistic recall Stage

Show Area entry gate: Image source from Zhuangzi Yu Architects copy right.