SEAMARQ HOTEL

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA

With Richard Meier & Partners, James Corner Field Operations designed this iconic luxury beachfront resort hotel that responds to the growing demand of the region’s 2018 Winter Olympic Games, acting as a catalyst for the revitalization of the city. The landscape design creates a tranquil, peaceful and quiet expression of nature. Inspired by the existing site’s sweeping views, the design emphasizes long landscape horizons from a series of terraces: the ocean terrace, arrival terrace, marina lookout terrace, beach terrace, bamboo suite terrace and event terrace. Visitors arrive at the hotel along a serpentine drive through a pine forest with striking silhouettes and tactile beauty.