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From the Ground Up: China and the New Vertical City

From the Ground Up: China and the New Vertical City
From the Ground Up: China and the New Vertical City, Cloud Citizen. Image Courtesy of Courtesy of Urban Future Organization and CR-Design
Cloud Citizen. Image Courtesy of Courtesy of Urban Future Organization and CR-Design

By the end of 2015, one in three of the world’s tallest buildings will be in China. With its government planned cities, the Chinese policy often favors high-density development, and some of the most radical and experimental urban design ideas can be applied in China - take for example the recent joint winner of the Shenzhen Bay Super City competition, Cloud Citizen, which takes on a more integrated and interconnected approach to vertical cities. In this article on The Guardian, Nicola Davison investigates how at this critical time in the country’s development, architects and urban planners may choose to move away from previous urban models of isolated skyscrapers, towards a more humane environment that seeks to emulate nature and create diverse public spaces. Read the article in full here.

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Evan Rawn
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Cite: Evan Rawn. "From the Ground Up: China and the New Vertical City" 04 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/563903/from-the-ground-up-china-and-the-new-vertical-city/> ISSN 0719-8884