Ecocity | Shanghai | China


Renewable energies and sustainable concept have been re-interpreted in the 21st century. While energy efficient buildings in the past were exciting, concepts for entire eco cities are generated now. The scale has changed and the concept of a green building is translated to an entire city. The proposed eco city makes use of several urban attractions. The core is created by a residential quarter that is designed towards human scale. Important areas can be reached by foot due to the superimposed grid layout. This reduces distances and discourages the use of motorized vehicles. Rather than following the concept of isolated green parks, the concept suggests to spread landscape along the superimposed grid. This will create important green zones in human scale and reachable for everyone. The proposal for the eco city also includes a commercial waterfront, a nature park with observations spots and a village that promotes eco tourism where visitors can re-experience the notion of eco farming.