• Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Landscape Design
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Yaping Song
  • Other Designer(s)
    Chunfu Lin, Zhihui Jiang
  • Location
    Punta Engano, Lapu Lapu City, Philippines
  • Developer
    Golden Topper Group

Developed by Golden Topper Group, a top real estate developer in the Philippines, El Sol is a brand new coastal cultural tourism project in the holiday paradise of Mactan Island. The project integrates hotels, commerce, and residences in the 70-meter-high building. Themed with “a coastal utopia”, the overall design blends the seascape, coconut scenery, and inner tranquility to reshape the fashionable prosperity and poetic natural landscape of the city, enjoying the beautiful sea view from the skyline.
The entrance welcomes the guests with a concise Italian beige marble landscape wall, combined with the 70-meter-long coconut grove to enhance the sense of ceremony. The drop-off area is the entrance of the hotel, which is equipped with a shopping street of luxury brands to create a holiday-like experience that is prosperous outside and tranquil inside.
The stylish roof garden on the 4th floor features a light vacation environment, where the natural elements of water, wind, and light become the distinctive themes of gardens. The design creates modern flowing land art and relaxing hotel-style landscapes—thus creating a new experience of an international fashionable and artistic resort.