China is building new cities. Big cities. A huge potential for ecological urban innovation. But how?

We can “smart” the city, but that way people only get more disconnected from the natural wonders we aim to preserve in the first place. That is why we propose to first create an interesting natural landscape with lots of water.

This archipelago is meant to trigger a more site specific urbanism where protecting its natural environment is self-evident, because it forms the identity of the city.

Title

Ciaofeidien Eco City

Date

2010

With

Barend Koolhaas, Reinier Suurenbroek and Neville Mars