MVRDV Unveils its Plan for a Chinese City

25 November 2009 (Last Updated November 25th, 2009 18:30)

The Beijing Centre for the Arts is opening an exhibition designed by Rotterdam's MVRDV called the China Hills project – a 3D city that offers a solution to the current urbanisation in China. The China Hills project is part of the BCA Green Projects II, which addresses the depleti

The Beijing Centre for the Arts is opening an exhibition designed by Rotterdam's MVRDV called the China Hills project – a 3D city that offers a solution to the current urbanisation in China.

The China Hills project is part of the BCA Green Projects II, which addresses the depletion of land and energy resources in an urban environment.

The proposed city is akin to a mountain landscape with a composite mix of urban and natural resources, agriculture and energy production.

It is terraced to offer natural light for plantation and energy production and is expected to accommodate 100,000 inhabitants.

Living spaces in stepped terraced towers are envisaged, while the interiors of the city will cater to retail, industry, leisure and technology.

New hills in and around the cities will help build a Chinese mountain range.

The project is being developed by Beijing Vantone Three Dimensional City Investment.