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Nanjing, China Master Plan Could Be Largest Green Development In the World

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 15, 2011 @ 6:54 pm In Architecture,Design,Green Building,Urban design | No Comments

Nanjing Masterplan, ck designworks, eco city, sustainable masterplan, china, monorail, urban design [1]

The new city is set to be built on a combination of greenfields [2] and existing industrial low lands. It has been planned to respect the history and culture of Nanjing while also projecting a modern and sustainable image to the world. Nanjing’s plan is also meant to inspire future development around China while attracting corporations and showcasing China’s increased focus on sustainable cities [3].

Ten landmark towers, each referencing a traditional Chinese myth, are located throughout the area to bind the plan together. One of the towers is a 5-star hotel [4] that was designed through an international competition. Each of the landmark towers will also be designed to meet LEED certifications. A monorail [5] network will provide green transportation in between all of the towers and infrastructure.

+ CK Designworks [6]

Via Designboom [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/masterplan-for-nanjing-china-could-be-largest-green-development-in-the-world/nanjing-masterplan-4/

[2] greenfields: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenfield_land

[3] sustainable cities: http://inhabitat.com/foster-partners-carbon-neutral-masdar-city-rises-in-the-desert/

[4] 5-star hotel: http://inhabitat.com/yunak-evleri-is-a-5-star-hotel-built-into-ancient-caves/

[5] monorail: http://inhabitat.com/google-invests-in-shweebs-peddle-powered-bike-monorail/

[6] + CK Designworks: http://www.ckdesignworks.com/urban_planning/china/project1.php

[7] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/13472/ck-designworks-masterplan-for-nanjing-china.html

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