Located southwest of Hong Kong in the South China Sea, the landscape of Guishan Island has been significantly altered by stone quarrying and land-filling. Now, a 75-hectare portion of this island is becoming a resort village. The development will repair the areas disfigured by past industrial activities, creating opportunities and amenities for residents of the existing village nearby. Central to the design is the grand canal. Created by selectively excavating previously filled land, the canal facilitates protected boat storage, and provides a valued attraction. Also key to the site concept is an expansive naturalized area - an integral part of the water catchment and treatment strategy, as well as a recreational amenity for the residents. A wide range of accommodation is provided, including hotels, villas, townhouses, and multi-storey apartments.