Award of Excellence

Lakeside Garden

Shenzen, China

TOPOS Landscape Architects

Lead Landscape Architect: Yi Zhu, ASLA

Client: R&F Properties

Lakeside Garden establishes a harmonious interface between people, nature, and history. The program and design strategy have transformed the 1-hectare slope site into a dramatic spatial sequence.

Qiandao Lake, also known as Thousand Island Lake, is a freshwater lake as a result of the construction of Xin’an River Hydroelectric Dam in 1959 that flooded hundreds of villages and historical sites. It is a beautiful lake noted for its crystal clear water, ever-changing sky and verdurous mountains.

Lakeside Garden is located on a 1-hectare site between Sunshine Scenic Drive and the future planned community of 11 high-rise residential towers, with 9 meters of elevation change. The landscape design began with overall site planning, through sculpting the terrain, created a dramatic spatial sequence meandering in a forest hills setting, unfolding a picturesque lakeside journey.