2023 IID 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner | POETIC PAVILION | Kris Lin International Design

This project is located in Suzhou, a typical Chinese garden city. Drawing inspiration from the millennia-old classical Chinese gardens, the designers have infused the concept of a ‘garden city’ into the design. They interpret classical elements in a modern way, carrying on the cultural heritage in a humanistic manner.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
International Interior Design Awards 2023

Commercial Interior Built

Kris Lin International Design

Kris Lin

Design Team
Kris Lin, Anda Yang

Suzhou, China



The designers aim to refine and perfect the beauty of Suzhou etched in people’s hearts, presenting it as a new demonstration area that resonates with locals and reflects innovative living concepts in modern society.


The entrance reception is enclosed with jade sand acrylic panels with hidden LED strips, casting a gentle glow as if a pavilion floating and illuminating on water. The infusion of whimsicality and artistry enhances the visual impact and triggers the desire to explore. As visitors are invited inside to discover the “Water Light Pavilion,” their silhouettes become part of the pavilion, enjoyed by those outside, creating a ‘see and be seen’ visual focal point.

Water and Moon

The indoor water surface connects with the outdoor landscape pool, blurring the architectural boundaries. Grilles create a sense of revelation and concealment. As perspectives shift, the space unfolds like a fan, inviting a stroll along the waterfront.

Bridge and Pine

The display area features a semi-transparent staircase, meandering down from above like an aerial corridor, free and winding. Stones placed under the staircase, complemented by pines, enhance the poetic nature of the space.