Developed as the first ecotourism destination in China, Crosswaters serves as an exemplary study in environmental, social, economic, and spiritual consciousness resulting in a harmonious integration with the local culture and natural surroundings. The 50-room Crosswaters Ecolodge ingeniously employs feng shui principles with virtually all elements from its stunning bridge and covered walkways to the lodge building roofs being from refurbished, recycled or reused local materials such as bamboo, local earth, clay, river stone, marble and regional flora. The site plan includes a nature activity center, recreation center, conference center, wellness center, trails and several gardens including a bamboo botanical garden, lotus garden, garden of cultivation, and bamboo sculpture garden.
EDSA provided full services from conceptual design to construction documents. This project was recognized with the Award of Honor from ASLA in 2010 for General Design and in 2006 for Analysis and Planning.