SHAN-SHUI CHURCH sits quietly at the foot of a hill near the Tolo Habour in Hong Kong. The church performs as a spiritual place of rituals and self-discovery. Accentuating the linearity of the site, the church is designed as a spiritual journey through the garden in similar emotional rhythms as in the traditional Chinese landscape paintings. At the entryway is a pond with cascading waterfall. After walking through a series of shaded dark spaces, the visitors experience again the daylit reflective surface of water at the Altar in the Congregation Hall. The water at the Altar flows and falls back to the pond at the entrance. Here, the traveling of water and human body form a cyclical loop, which dissolves the linear progression of time, letting the mind meditate and self-reflect.