Urban planning becomes a much more troublesome task when it comes to revamping existing metropolises, but the Langfang Eco-Smart City Master Plan takes a bustling environment and turns it efficient.
Designed by HOK and Woods Bagot, the large-scale urban overhaul will reorganize the Chinese city of 800,000 to give it a strong environmental makeover. A new, diverse and streamlined transportation system will be put in place, along with a network of aquifers that enter the urban fabric from surrounding agricultural landscape and wetlands. Winner of the 2010 Merit Award for Urban Design by the American Institute of Architects, the Langfang Eco-Smart City embodies the best of urbanism, while reducing its damaging impacts.
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