Client: Shuangtaigou Village
Project Date: 2012
Site Location: Dalian, Liaoning Province
Project Status: Complete
The intention is to create an inhabited landscape where people live under a carefully planned sequence of south-facing, solar harvesting, superinsulated, energy-efficient cliffs of apartments that support relocation of the original green and productive agricultural landscape on all horizontal surfaces. ZEDlife see this as being of great cultural significance - with the urban farmers having a significant role to play in feeding and greening the city landscape as it expands whilst retaining, funding and celebrating the culture and productivity of the original plot holders. This strategy could significantly reduce the pain of farmers losing land to urban expansion, particularly if the new urban produce created added value and income by being marketed as either fresh produce or pre preprepared food to the new expanded community?