The Green Health City, designed by Berlin-based Peter Ruge Archtiekten, is a master plan spread across five island districts located in China’s Hainan Province. The city, with a design system based on the concept of “fives” – five elements, organs, senses, islands and rings, aims to promote the condition of physical and emotional human health and connect residents to local identity and tradition.
The Green City prioritizes natural land use and is dedicated to reducing energy consumption and footprint of buildings. It would generate more that 70% of its energy using wind turbines, bio gas, and photovoltaic cells and would utilize hydraulic systems and smart energy saving devices. The Health City comprises medical facilities that treat illness, provide diagnosis, cure and prevention. The Future City is all about high-tech systems: e-cars, magnetic railway network and various battery powered transportation options. The international City is dedicated to knowledge sharing and developing new models of sustainable development in China’s healthcare.
The Green City has been presented at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, the UN Rio+20 Implementation Summit in Berlin and the 9th Asia Pacific Week Berlin as a prototype for health and sustainability-oriented planning strategies.