Great City, China, Asia
 
 
Year2012latitude: 30° 31'
longitude: 104° 8'
Period2013-2021
Initiator(s)
Planning organizationBejing Vantone Real Estate Co.
Nationality initiator(s)China
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population80,000
Town website
Town related links
Literature- http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680826/in-china-new-sustainable-cities-are-rising-from-nothing#6 (accessed December 16th 2012)
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- http://smithgill.com/news/great_city_press_release/ (accessed December 16th 2012)

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 

Overview of Great City by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
source: http://smithgill.com/news /great_city_press_release / (accessed December 16th 2012)



Section of typical street by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
source: http://smithgill.com/news /great_city_press_release / (accessed December 16th 2012)


Masterplan by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
source: http://smithgill.com/news/great_city_press_release/ (accessed December 16th 2012)


Great City "is envisioned as a prototype or model city to be replicated in other locations throughout the country. The development is intended to respond to the problem of overburdened infrastructure in many of China’s major urban centers without contributing to the high energy consumption and carbon emissions associated with suburban sprawl.

When completed in about eight years, Great City will be home to about 30,000 families totaling 80,000 people, many of whom will also have opportunities to work within the development. The distance from any location in the city to any other location will be walkable within about 15 minutes, all but eliminating the need for most automobiles. The city will also be connected to Chengdu and surrounding areas via mass transit to be accessed at a regional transit hub at the Great City center.

The project has been designed to achieve a remarkable series of sustainable benchmarks. Great City will use 48% less energy and 58% less water than a conventional development of similar population. It will also produce 89% less landfill waste and generate 60% less carbon dioxide."

source: website of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture: http://smithgill.com/news/great_city_press_release/ (accessed December 16th 2012)

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