Shanshui | A city of the future

The town Shanshui is designed by the architectural firm MAD Architects, who aim to create it in China, in the coming years. With an emphasis on creating the Chinese cities of antiquity that were on the land and water, hence the name of the city after shan means territory and shui means water, the city successfully combines a unique design where the spatial urban construction connects seamlessly with the natural environment to provide excellent quality of life.

Shanshui city design

Shanshui city design

The city is growing on water and it’s surrounded by artificial mountains and lush vegetation, so that the two basic elements, earth and water, dominate it. Emphasis is placed on communication between residents about bridges, while seated areas will constitute the centers of social coexistence them.

Shanshui city

Shanshui city

While going for tall buildings, their development is based on natural environment leaves no room for questioning the residents on the absolute integration in nature and beauty, as was said by the architects.

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By Nicole P.

Shanshui city photos: Lepley, Desamiedas.

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