Gallery: ‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a...


Mountain Band-Aid is a plan for a sustainable city designed to help mitigate mining damage in southern China while providing a place for local inhabitants to repopulate the countryside. From a distance, the vertical village looks like a graft of humanity onto the countryside – it reclaims the industrial scars created by past generations so that future generations can return to a lifestyle integrated with their surroundings. The project was recently awarded second place in eVolo’s 2012 Skyscraper Competition.

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  1. spylantweet March 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Two thumbs up for a fresh and thoughtful look at dealing with what is and turning waste into flourishing. Will it actually work in application? Maybe, or maybe not. What’s important is we have the new IDEAS applied in unique ways for peer groups to work on and expand. It also doesn’t imply we turn a blind eye to the mineral industry’s rape of the land.

  2. hillbillet March 6, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Bandaids come off. So will these quick-fixes that try to hide the rape of the earth for profit. The next monsoon will find these under the mud at the foot of the mountains.

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