A 78-million square foot site outside Chengdu, Sichuan province, is to be transformed into a purpose built city of 80,000 people, with no cars.
The project is being overseen by Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture, who praise Chinese officials for “beginning to see the effects of automobile-dependent design and are open to better alternatives to urban sprawl.”
Cars will be allowed in the city, but the architects aim to make them unnecessary. Compared to existing cities of similar populations, the proposed plan aims to cut energy use by 48%, water use by 58%, and produce 89% less waste.
[Via: Business Insider, all images © Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture]
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