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Mentougou: Eriksson Architects Unveils Geodesic Gemstone Eco Valley for China

by , 04/13/11

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The 100 sq km development will include space for 9 environmental research institutes and companies and a city center and smaller residential villages with enough housing for 50,000 people. Public transportation will connect all the parts of the valley together and the architecture and siting of buildings will be based on the natural topography. Plans as of now include that the eco city will produce all of its own water and recycle it along with waste back into the ecosystem in order to boost agriculture to meet the needs of the inhabitants.

Taking lessons learned from other eco city projects, like Huangbaiyu, Masdar and Dong Tan, Mentougou hopes to exceed their plans for sustainability. The developers of the valley want to ensure that they correctly match the need for housing as well as jobs. They will aim for carbon neutrality along with an overall sustainability plan to minimize their impact. Currently, the master plan is awaiting approval from Chinese authorities, after which the developers will begin to seek out funding and potential business partners.

+ Eriksson Architects

+ Eero Paloheimo Eco City Ltd.

Via Designboom

Renderings courtesy of Eriksson Architects

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5 Comments

  1. Alan BERTRAND June 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Where will be the exact location of this enticing project ? I admire finish style.

  2. HeidiLange-Herzog April 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    This is so awesome! Lead the way China! You are is the solar department!

  3. nced April 15, 2011 at 2:42 am

    @Jileeann: If you’d like to contact them you can find their contact info on their website: http://www.eriarc.fi

  4. Jileeann April 14, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I have a question in North Dakota they are having a extream housing shortage so why doesn’t the above or any other jump on and do a city as a test while people are in need there for rent or sale? Williston ND to be exact I have a vision to promote it.

    Do you have any contact info on these designers we need more of this in the USA!

  5. lazyreader April 14, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Asimov would be proud.

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