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Great City - New 80,000 Person Urban Development in China

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Impressive, interesting concept…


    Great City by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

    24 October 2012

    News: work is about to start on a high-density, car-free “satellite city” for 80,000 people that will be built from scratch in a rural location close to Chengdu and later replicated in other parts of China.

    Designed by Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture for private developer Beijing Vantone Real Estate Co., Ltd, the 1.3 square kilometre Great City will feature a high-rise core surrounded by a “buffer landscape” of open space comprising 60% of the total area. Residents will be able to walk from the city centre to its edge in just 10 minutes.

    READ MORE: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/10/24/great-city-by-adrian-smith-gordon-gill-architecture/

    #517524
    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell
    Participant

    Indeed. I especially like how much greenery they’ve incorporated into the overall modern glass and concrete design at the street level.

    #517525

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Looks kind of familiar…

    #517526

    ricospaz
    Participant

    residents will be airdropped in and an electrified fence will keep them there.

    #517527

    dubdave00
    Participant

    Will there be 80,000 people or is it “designed for 80,000 people”?

    Really interesting segment on Chinese ghost cities…

    I’m sure this doesn’t apply to every place in China. But very interesting nonetheless.

    #517528

    susank
    Member

    dubdave00 said:
    Will there be 80,000 people or is it “designed for 80,000 people”?

    Really interesting segment on Chinese ghost cities…

    I’m sure this doesn’t apply to every place in China. But very interesting nonetheless.

    Wow, that is eye opening.

    #517529
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Yeah, Chinese development isn’t without its failures. So it’ll be interesting to see if this one works out.

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/04/02/456278/the-emptiest-mall-in-the-world/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_China_Mall

    #517530

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    Looks like they use this to pad their GDP. I guess it is better than wars, but still a huge waste of resources.

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