Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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48 Landscape Architect and Specifier News the nighttime fireworks. The site was mass graded and site ready for the developer (Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Silverstein Properties, and Dune Capital) prior to development, thus EDSA needed to ensure the finished Resort would look like a mature landscape at opening. While some may deem this a challenge, they viewed this aspect as an opportunity. With the adjacent golf course slated for renovation to become the Tranquilo Golf Club, EDSA identified several mature live oak trees for transplant. Each tree had its own unique character, unlike a nursery oak, which helped create the feel of a resort that was designed around the oaks. EDSA also faced challenges with poor soil conditions. Due to the magnitude of soil replacement needed, the team pursued the option of a large underdrain network to help maximize the plant health. Overall, there are 114 different Right & Below: Terraces descend to the Family Pool, situated at the north end of the lake for best sun orientation. The sinuous pool has curving zero entries on the terraces side, punctuated by two landscaped "islands" jutting out into the pool, one of which has a slide. The side facing the lake has an infinity edge, which from the deck or water gives the impression the pool transitions into the lake. Continued on page 50 Four Seasons Continued from page 46 Left & Below: Water flows past the spa's outdoor treatment rooms, then waterfalls into the lake that borders the high-rise hotel and meeting facilities. The bridge offers views of the waterfall and the PB&G Pool Bar, which is on the north end of the lake to maximize sun orientation and views of the Hotel Tower.

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