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China's Penglai City Will Receive Massive Reinvention for Tourism

By: Michael Hines - Published: Apr 24, 2011 • References: worldarchitecturenews and ecofriend
Penglai city in China will soon be a major hotspot for vacationers. The city is embarking on a plan to build holiday homes to enhance its tourism industry, with 1,700 ha dedicated to the tourist area.

Along with about 65,500 holiday housing units in small neighborhoods, the tourist area in Penglai will also include a marina, a golf course, an equestrian center, and many parks and gardens.

Arcas Europe is the architecture firm behind the plan. According to Ecofriend, Arcas Europe will adopt the Eco Compact City approach (ECC), which aims to "balance social and economic sustainability of the area with land and resource use patterns." This would minimize energy consumption, pollution and the use of resources.

The next time you're planning a vacation to China, be sure to visit Penglai city for a fun yet earth-friendly getaway.