The Revolutionary Masterplan for Mentougou Eco Valley Development

Eriksson Architects have designed the most modern environment friendly development to date, the Mentougou Eco-Valley.

Katie Calvin
Published on March 31, 2011

Eriksson Architects have compiled a proposal for an eco-silicon valley that will revolutionise modern enviro-friendly architecture. They have created blueprints for the Mentougou Eco Valley, an experimental 100 square-metre development with buildings of diverse contemporary design.

If and when the Chinese government approves the proposal, the company plans to install the Mentougou Eco Valley about 60 kilometers west of Beijing, in a deep valley surrounded by lush mountains, an ideal haven for eco-friendly living.

The city will be self-sufficient in producing water, returning nutrients back to the environment and maintaining its own agriculture because it will be built amidst vast vegetation and small bodies of water. Protected by the surrounding wall of mountains, noise and pollution are also kept out of the Mentougou Eco Valley.

The development is designed to include nine environmental research institutes, a city center and small residential neighbourhoods built into the mountains that would house over 50,000. The architects will experiment with new building materials and designs, technologies and floor plans in an attempt to build the most modern eco-friendly city ever created.

[via designboom]

Published on March 31, 2011 by Katie Calvin
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