PARKS + OPEN SPACE
MAMMOTH VIEW HOTEL CABINS & LOFTS
LOCATION Mammoth Lakes CLIENT Britania Properrties, Inc.
The Project is comprised of a 54-room hotel, 24 townhouse condominium units in two buildings, and 28 freestanding condominium cabin units. We decided that it was more important to maximize the site by balancing natural spaces and development uses rather than maximizing the density. The final phasing will be based on market conditions.The landscape is conceived as a series of meadows that act as “programmatic stepping-stones” through the site. An intertwining dry creek and landscape path that meander from the Summit, down to Basecamp act as a strong integrating feature. Amenities and open spaces, that serve a diversity of activities and programs, will be distributed along these. Besides being a beautifying element, the dry creek and meadows perform a crucial function as a drainage network for cleansing, retaining, and conveying stormwater, for the proposed development. The site will off er many outdoor summer and winter activities, which will reinforce it as a year-round attraction. In the summer, meadows will off er residents a place to picnic, bird watch, swim, and walk in the landscape. In the winter, the meadows and other open spaces will form the crucial function of snow storage and allow for snowmelt to occur on site and to feed into the stormwater system of the dry creek bed. Topography, one of the sites greatest assets, will be used for sledding and tobogganing on the lookout mountain and the Ridge. The pool/hot tub deck at the hotel will off er a warm spot to relax and socialize after a long day of winter activities.