2023 UDAD 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner – River Cloud by Chong Qing Shen Sheng Space Aesthetics

It is a large-scale outdoor design case of an art installation. It is 8 meters high, 30 meters wide and 6 meters deep, located on the roof at the top of the cliff facing the river.

It is demanding to express the image and connotation of the high-end real estate project named “cloud”. As the image of the real estate project representative, to help promote and sell housing.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2023

River Cloud
Landscape Design (Built)

Chong Qing Shen Sheng Space Aesthetics

Shang Cai

Design Team
Shang Cai

Yuelai, Chongqing, China



“Cloud” has special aesthetic value and symbolic significance in the East. In religion and culture, there are very distinct ways of expression and meaning. There are a lot of descriptions of clouds in poetry and paintings. However, sculptures and architectural soils representing three-dimensional clouds are very rare.

The designer satisfies the client’s needs in both aesthetic value and commercial value:

Aesthetic value:

the designers chose 50000 frames of different sizes, hard materials are used to represent the curves of the clouds. It also ensures the overall structure is simple, stable, safe and easy to maintain.

The designer arranges a thin pool and a smoke device in the environment of the cloud device, creating Oriental beauty and a sense of advance through the interaction of cloud, water and smoke.

15,000 CNC light sources are used to control the color and brightness so that the device at night presents a dynamic effect of light and shadow flow and a crystal-clear overall image.

Commercial Value:

Since the installation is located on the top of the riverside mountain, it has wide visibility under the effect of lighting at night and becomes a striking landmark building, which provides great help to the publicity and promotion of the project.