Fly-over Dongtan EcoCity 2010, China

You are likely going to hear a lot about Dongtan at the Ecocity World Summit. This project is being watched by government and community groups all over the world. Here is a post from Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (SP):


Due to its rapidly growing population, China is founding new cities, combining in the designing process, high end knowladge in green technologies and infrastractures.

Dongtan is the first eco-city to be built in the world. It is located on the island of Chongming in the Yantze River.

In collaboration with the Shangai Industrial Investment Corporation(SIIC), ARUP aimed on transforming Dongtan into a green city that will have minimal negative impact on the environment. Through sustainable design and planning, the city created will be self-sufficient, generating all its energy from renewable resources, growing all food and recycling all waste.

You can find the complete research concerning Dongtan EcoCity here:


and you can download the Dongtan matrix_scales here: ds1_dongtan_matrix_mariapapaloizou.pdf

8 Responses to Fly-over Dongtan EcoCity 2010, China

  1. sunstar1 says:

    Isnt this city being built on oa wetland area? I love it that they are building this so seriously, I just wonder if it will have an adverse impact on the farming communities which surround the site.

  2. Hoang Khanh Nguyen says:

    wow! China are really fast! I wish I can visit it someday when it done! ^___^

  3. […] Photo source: Ecocity World Summit 2008 […]

  4. san-san says:

    if this really possible things..
    hope not only applied on china only..
    let’s make the big eco-world..

  5. It is a pity that the project is stopped and all references to it was held from the website of Shanghai World Expo in 2010. The critics, such as China Digital Times claim that such projects are “designed by big-name foreign architectural and engineering firms who plunged into the projects with little understanding of Chinese politics, culture, and economics — and with little feel for the needs of local residents whom the utopian communities were designed to serve”.

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