Award: Merit Award for Urban Design
Mingcui Lake is a revitalized urban waterfront situated in Hekou district, Yellow River delta, China. Both urban and ecological issues were emphasized throughout the design and construction. During the planning and design
process, the project team conducted extensive analysis and research to determine ecological solutions to the issues encountered. The resulting landscape provides restoration for alkaline-saline soils, bird habitats and
wetlands, while simultaneously creating a vast public open space network for recreation and environmental awareness.
Mingcui Lake now serves as a ‘green lung’ for the greater urban region and a pilot project for ecological restoration and sustainable development in northern China.