Futuristic Tianjin Eco City in Chinese
Designed by Surbana Urban Planning Group, the Tianjin Eco City is being built just 10 minutes away from the business parks at the Tianjin Economic Development Area. The 30 square kilometer development designed to showcase the hottest new green technologies and to serve as a model for future developing Chinese cities.The community’s expected 350,000 residents will be able to choose different landscapes ranging from a sun powered solarscape to a greenery clad earthscape to enjoy. The city’s expected completion date is in 2020.
The city will be divided into seven distinct sectors, a Lifescape, an Eco Valley, a Solarscape, an Urbanscape, a Windscape, an Earthscape and Eco Corridors. Surrounded by greenery, the Lifescape will consist of a series of soil topped mounds that will counteract the towering apartment buildings of the other communities. To the north of the Lifescape, the Solarscape will act as the administrative and civic center of the Eco City.
Demonstrating the concept of a compact, multilayered city, the Urbanscape will be the core of the Eco City, featuring stacked programs interconnected by sky bridges at multiple levels to make efficient use of vertical space. In contrast to the Urbanscape, the Earthscape will act as a sort of suburb of the city, with stepped architecture that will maximize public green space. Last but not least, the Windscape will transform Qingtuozi, a century old village surrounded by a small lake, into a venue for citizens to relax and recreate.