Self-sustaining city outside Chengdu (AS+GG)


Tall building specialists reveal concept for 1.3 sq km satellite city outside Chengdu – WAN post about “dense vertical city that acknowledges and in fact embraces the surrounding landscape” just outside of the Chinese city of Chengdu.  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture envision it as very pedestrian-friendly, with

the city centre being only 10 minutes walk from any point on the perimeter and the distance from any location in the city to another accessible by foot within approximately 15 minutes. Only 50% of the road area is located for motorised vehicles with residents and visitors encouraged to walk or use local electric shuttles.


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