The S.M.I.L.E Waterfront Project in Hsinchu covers the areas along the city’s coastline, the floodplains along the Touqian River and the fishing port area known as the Fisherman’s Wharf. This highlights a connected water environment with diverse natural features.

With “retrieving nature” as its core philosophy, the overall scope of the project delivers a proactive approach to derive development benefits out of advanced conservation strategies. To fulfill its emphasis on environmental improvement and aesthetic benefits, the project includes various types of work, including landscape improvement, ecological restoration, architecture, civil engineering, water engineering and facility operation.

As a key strategic blueprint for the city’s spatial governance, the S.M.I.L.E project characterizes a vision of a Sustainable waterfront environment, a team of Multidisciplinary professions, Integrated programs, Leading in ideas and thoughts and intact Ecologies. The project is unique in its attempt to bring together separate programs into one holistic master plan which will act as a guideline for future programs in the areas.



  • 2020 IFLA AAPME Awards – Honourable Mention of Analysis & Masterplanning
  • 2020 FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards – Silver Winner of Master Plan category
  • 2019 FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards