©EDSA | Crosswaters Ecolodge | Exterior of Lodge


©EDSA | Crosswaters Ecolodge | Room Opening on to Lake


Developed as the first ecotourism destination in China, Crosswaters serves as an exemplary study in environmental, social, economic, and spiritual consciousness. The 53-room eco-lodge was ingeniously designed to reflect fengshui orientations and layouts where buildings, gardens, and landscape areas respect the self-sustaining traditions, values, and practices of the local Keija people.

©EDSA | Crosswaters Ecolodge | Exterior Lodge

The entire site was constructed using refurbished, recycled, or reused local materials such as bamboo, clay, river stone, marble, and regional flora to celebrate the area’s natural character. The site plan includes a nature activity center, recreation center, conference center, wellness center, trails and several gardens.

Stimulating the local economy and engaging the community in the development process, EDSA implemented sustainability-focused design solutions to deliver on a holistic guest experience that set a precedent for future resort development within mainland China.

  • ©EDSA | Crosswaters Ecolodge | Boardwalk
  • ©EDSA | Crosswaters Ecolodge | Lodge Overlooking Stream
  • ©EDSA | Crosswaters Ecolodge | Terraced Landscaping
  • ©EDSA | Crosswaters Ecolodge | Decorative Paved Walkways

Project Details

    • Location Huizhou, China
    • Client Longmen Mt. Nankun Zhongheng Ecotourism Development Co. Ltd.
    • Scope Master Planning
      Detailed Design
      Construction Administration Services
    • Scale 2,500 Hectares