Novum Design Award

Urban Planning and Landscape Design Category



Project Title

Egrets Waves

Project Function

Garden Landscape

Project Location

China, Shaoxing

Project Tags

Garden, Landscape, Cultural, Heritage, Pure

Office Name

NCD Studio Pte Ltd

Team Members

Jiayuan Zhang, Yang Zhao

Office Link


NCD Studio Pte Ltd

Project Description

The Xiaoshao Canal to the southwest of this case is a world cultural heritage. The designers came across egrets while viewing the plot. In concert with the local culture, the design draws the characteristics of water waves and egrets and, in a three-dimensional way, forms an abstract summary of the natural waterfront elements. It uses white stones, light stainless steel, and water grain glass to convey the "pure, extreme and light" beauty of the space, giving a sense of classic.
The front court will serve as the main entrance and home-coming hall in the future. As it is necessary to reduce the workload from the functional transformation, and harmonize the relationship among the architecture, landscape and external urban interface, the building is designed with a large façade, and the arc landscape wall, modeling waterscape and stacked water platform are adopted to enhance the sense of home-coming ritual, and integrate the landscape and architecture. The modeling waterscape enhances the temperament and recognition of the main scene space via the arc and slope processing, and the dynamic wave adds to the greeting atmosphere.

Project Link

Image Credits

Xiao Wang

Egrets Waves


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