Gallery: Green-Roofed Eco City Rises on the Grand Canal in China


The Grand Canal, which links Hangzhou to Beijing, is the longest canal in the world at 1776 km and also one of the oldest. A new mixed-use project by Allen Jack+Cottier will grace its shores in Suqian City, Jiangsu province. Centered around the canal for inspiration as well as transportation, the development includes a five-star hotel, serviced apartments, villas, retail and golf course. Also included in the design are a number of green building strategies that reduce the impact of such a large development, like green roofs, energy efficient design, and water-efficient systems.

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