Inspired by the Chinese philosophy “ one flower one universe, one tree one forest “, in the landscape design of Pernod Ricard distillery in China, YIYU works with nature to shape a poetic journey that recalls the perception of landscape, and creates an imaginative world view that nature, inspiration, and emotion can be connected.
▼项目概览，overview of the project ©一宇设计
YIYU sets out a landscape framework that discovers the beauty of the mountain, encounters the joy of the water, and builds up merging harmony between architecture and landscape. The balance between the built and the nature, the crafted and the wild, the contrast and the harmony, defines the fundamental philosophy of the project.
▼项目概览，overview of the project ©陈颢
“与如恩的合作是一个难能可贵的机会，去打造一个由外而内，从自然到景观，从景观到建筑，从建筑到室内，都协同环境，诗性与灵性贯穿的旅程 ” 。一宇景观的负责人林逸峯于采访中说到，这样一个契机与共识，来自于初见场地之美的感动，对中国山水的共鸣。
“ We are truly grateful to have the opportunity to work with Architects Neri&Hu, to create a project that blends in the nature from outside to inside, from architecture to landscape, and from landscape to the surroundings. “ recalled from the founder, Yifeng Lin, of YIYU landscape design. “ With such mutual respect and appreciation to the site, the philosophy to responed to the nature gently, becomes the foundation of the project.”
▼掩映在森林与河流中的山中宝藏，A mountain treasure hidden in the forest and surrounded by the river ©陈颢
▼梯田上保留的有机农场，将在未来为酿酒厂的餐厅种植有机蔬菜，Reserved organic farm on the terraces. Farming lots are reserved for growing organic vegetables for the restaurant in the distillery in the future ©陈颢
The project is located under Emei mountain, a handsome natural wonder of the region. Surrounded by a river and abundant green, the project preserves the existing nature, and provides sophisticated experiences to the mountain and the water. From indoor to outdoor, with close cooperation between the architect and the landscape architect, the collaboration results in a splendid project that blends harmoniously to the site. A project where the landscape is gentle yet strong, the architecture is powerful yet humble.
▼山顶上的草原突出了地标建筑，形成梦境般的地景想象，The meadow on the hilltop highlights the iconic building and provides a dreamy imagination to the landscape ©陈颢
▼峨眉山、草原和地标穹顶，建筑与景观之间的和谐构成，微妙且平衡的错置，The Emei mountain, the meadow, and the iconic domeA harmonious composition and a peaceful juxtaposition between architecture and landscape ©陈颢
▼草原、自然与工艺交相辉映，坚硬和柔软同时并存，The meadow. The crafted and the nature complement each ©陈颢
The landscape design strategy is to connect nature, amplify nature, and reflect on nature. From visual guidance with the continuous and blending landscape, the project connects to the surrounding greenery closely. Paths cutting through the woods provide the opportunity to curate the landscape with various views at different levels. The perception of nature is given with laying and sequences gently arranged through the site: sometimes to see the mountain framed as a painting, sometimes to walk on a path meandering into the woods, sometimes to encounter wildflowers and butterflies by the rock, and sometimes to hear the moving sound of the river. Imagination and sensitivity of nature are awakened and reminded again. The beauty of nature is concentrated at moments of contrast. Peacefulness is recalled through experiences of harmony in the landscape.
▼线性水景细节，Details of the linear waterscape ©陈颢
▼水瀑的滴落声形在旅程中唤醒对自然的感知，Moments of dropping water produce peaceful sounds in the journey ©陈颢
▼水阶庭院 ，The stepping water courtyard ©陈颢
▼水阶庭院勾勒出峨眉山的景色，The stepping water courtyard frames the view to the Emei mountain ©陈颢
To respond to the deeper meaning of the philosophy of harmony. The project also utilizes the concept of sustainability, to create a project that can benefit itself ecologically. The planting design introduces local species that encourage the wildlife back to the site, and carefully avoids disturbance to the existing habitats. The building material uses rocks recycled from the excavation at the site. Stone walls and the boulders garden are built with 90% recycled stones. The gift from the ground is given back in another form of beauty, and be kept on site for another generation to come.
▼梯田和小径的设计，提供了一层层高度和序列变化，提供不同的视角回望山谷与多层次的体验，Terraces and paths are carefully designed to provide a gentle sequence of level change to give layering experiences in different heights to the valley ©陈颢
▼石墙的设计为进入穹顶打造出一个具有仪式感的入口体验，Stone walls are designed to shape an iconic entering experience to the dome ©陈颢
▼石园，The stone garden ©陈颢
▼林道秘境，通向河流的步道利用高差变化创造景观的不同视角和风景，The forest walk, The path leading to the river utilizes the level change to create different angels and views to the landscape ©陈颢
▼林道秘境，The forest walk ©陈颢
Another idea is to reserve an organic farm for the future food supply to the distillery. Farming lots are planned in the green terraces. The organic farm will be cooperated with local farmers to produce vegetables for the restaurant in the distillery. What gets from the lands is given back, what to be consumed is to be produced at the site. A self-supply system with zero-waste ensures the intervention of nature can be minimized, and the ecological system can be self-contained.
▼所有场地的现状树甚至野花都被精心保留，建造与自然得以并存，All the existing trees at the site are carefully preserved, as well as the wildflowers are well protected. The built and the wild coexists at the same time ©陈颢
▼巨石花园，花园中的石材从场地挖掘并回收。隐藏于大地的馈赠被转换成另一种美再现，永恒地庇护场地，The boulder garden. Rocks at the boulder garden are recycled from the site. The gift from the ground is transformed into a beautiful and timeless sanctuary in nature ©陈颢
▼山谷的底部通往水之圣台，The bottom of the valley leads to the water alter ©陈颢
▼森林環抱的方石喷泉，一个沉思和共鸣的地方,一个被自然力量包围的静思所，The fountain at the water altar. A place to contemplate and resonate. A phrontistery surrounded by the power of nature ©陈颢
With all the love and respect to the nature, we wish the project can become a place where people can see the beauty of nature again, be inspired by nature again, and through the journey to rediscover a new world view of harmony to our wonderful environment.
▼入口的橡树似绿色守护神般，这棵树将世世代代陪伴这个场地，The oak tree at the entrance as a symbolic green guardian of the distillery. The tree will company the project for generations to come ©陈颢
▼入口处水景，与艺术家合作，形塑人工与自然的反照，Waterscape at the entrance. Collaborated with an artist work to reflect the artificiality and the nature ©陈颢
项目设计 & 完成年份：2018/2021
主创及设计团队：林逸峯/ 孙晶 ,田益正, Alex de dios, 黄婉真 吴丽晶 刘迪诗
体验设计：BRC Imagination Arts
Project name：The Chuan Malt Whisky Distillery
Design year & Completion：Year 2018/2021
Leader designer & Team：Yifeng Lin/ Jing Sun, Yizheng Tian, Alex de dios, Wendy Huang, Daisy Ng, Daisy Lau
Project location：Emeishan, Sichuan Province
Gross Built Area：landscape 13500sqm / architecture 7350sqm
Partners Architecture design: Neri & Hu
Experience design: BRC Imagination Arts
Construction management: PM Group
Landscape Construction: Hezhan Suzhou
Photo: Chen Hao
Clients Pernod Ricard