COVID-proof

China is building a new ‘COVID-proof’ city

PHOTO: The complex in the province of Hebei is set to consist of wooden apartment blocks, rooftop farms and renewable energy, according to designers at Barcelona-based Guallart Architects

China is building a new ‘COVID-proof’ smart city with a self-sufficient neighbourhood designed to make people’s life easier in the event of pandemic outbreaks.

The living quarter is part of the blueprint for the Xiong’an New Area, a megacity near Beijing that dwarfs Greater London in size.

Its high-tech facilities, such as larger balconies, shared 3-D printers and communal greenhouses, will allow residents to live more comfortably in case of future lockdowns.

Barcelona-based Guallart Architects has designed a self-sufficient neighbourhood for the Xiong'an New Area, a megacity near Beijing that dwarfs Greater London in size

Barcelona-based Guallart Architects has designed a self-sufficient neighbourhood for the Xiong’an New Area, a megacity near Beijing that dwarfs Greater London in size

The futuristic community will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, such as larger and drone-friendly balconies, rooftop farms, shared 3-D printers and renewable energy systems

The futuristic community will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, such as larger and drone-friendly balconies, rooftop farms, shared 3-D printers and renewable energy systems

The neighbourhood is designed to let residents live more comfortably in case of lockdowns

The neighbourhood is designed to let residents live more comfortably in case of lockdowns

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