A POETIC JOURNEY OF ENLIGHTENMENT
Lakeside Garden offers a thrilling overlook gathering space for adjoining communities, a place to relish views across revered Qiandao Lake, with its pristine water, many exotic islands, and lush forested hillsides.
The garden harmonizes relationships among people, nature, and history, using landscape design and art to tell stories of this special place. The lake's history, including the submersion of villages and cities is part of this story.
The lakeside open space is drawn into the community as a treasured centerpiece. Site planning addresses the organization of commercial and residential uses, resulting in the framing of exterior public spaces. Together with terrain sculpting, a dramatic spatial sequence establishes a picturesque lakeside journey, meandering in a wooded hillside context.
Community access and enlightenment drive the plan, a place for residents to explore and rediscover a majestic landscape, to cherish the unspoiled lake ecology and cultivate a stewardship ethic.
AN ENLIGHTENING LAKESIDE JOURNEY
Programmatic and design strategies establish a dramatic and diverse spatial sequence, orchestrated as abstracted representations of water, forest and sky.
A meandering ascent reveals a series of symbolic gardens, from the lakeside Tides Plaza to the Forest Hill Springs Garden, to the terraced Garden of Shimmering Lights, to the historically- and culturally-inspired space of Silence and Light, and culminating with a magnificent entrance to the Sky Clouds Reflection Pool Plaza. The journey resumes across a glass footbridge to the Lakeside Gallery lobby, where a final panorama is presented.