WUHAN, CHINA, 2010
Our objective is to design a city that harmonizes its uses and users with each other and with the environment. We seek to create a city that takes responsibility for itself, that provides all the necessities of daily life within its boundaries. Although we understand that this city will sit within the larger networks of Wuhan, our intention is to assure the new city's capacity to take care of itself. For example, we will plan the city so that numbers of residents and numbers of jobs are closely matched on the site. This does not necessarily imply that each resident will work on the site: there are thick opportunities on its rapidly developing periphery as well as throughout Wuhan. Our strategy is intended as a measure of the new city's ability to take responsibility for its effects on the environment and on social, cultural, and economic life.
Credits: Michael Sorkin, Makoto Okazaki, Luoyi Yin, Ying Liu, Yanqing Sun, Achva Benzinberg Stein, Wuhan University Institute of Architecture and Urban Space