Is it my imagination, or is there a little bit of shan shui in this design? You have the terraces as the static mountains / turtle aspect, the dynamic river as the dragon aspect (which would be correctly oriented assuming the terraces are to the north), and the tiger aspect could be the tree-ringed park in the far corner. Not sure about the phoenix, though- I don't really see anything terribly dynamic opposite the turtle / mountains to the 'south'
umm..I'm not really sure what's shan shui means... or is it fengshui? In this design, we paid most attention to solve the water pollution problems and the formation of the design, and its conception is inspired from the onion cells~so in the north of the plan, there're a few ponds (each pond is about 100㎡), which is to provide a living environment of wet land.
Shan shui in this context is feng shui applied to landscapes. It was pioneered by Chinese architect Wu Zixu in the late 1980s, and has been used to shape the plan of numerous new Chinese cities since then, such as the Dalian New Harbor and Yulong New City.
Oh, I'm just so lazy to translated the description into English.XDD It'a river and lake protection which have been polluted seriously, and we put forward a proposal to improve the water, and the lake changed into a wet land.