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A Scenic Resort with an Environmental Focus

Sun Moon Lake Hotel
Xiangshan, Nantou County, Taiwan

The design brings a new resort to the Sun Moon Lake Scenic Area, a destination known for its natural beauty and nature reserves.

The challenge was to maximize views while conserving resources and respecting nature.

Located next to an existing tourism center, the hotel is part of a larger plan that includes a cable car station, public pier bicycle paths and a mountain trail network. The resort cluster embraces the public plaza, defining an exclusive water garden and scenic lake view.

Passive solar and natural ventilation – including a multi-story atrium and wing wall – enhance indoor thermal comfort with stack and cross-ventilation, reducing the need for mechanical ventilation and lighting.

Renewable energy, rainwater harvesting, graywater recycling and solar heating help keep the resort’s carbon footprint small. Green roofs, which enhance thermal and acoustic comfort while reducing stormwater runoff, provide an appealing and regionally relevant roofscape.


594,800 sq. ft. / 55,300 sq. m.