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
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
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