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Ylong Futuristic City

International Competition:
Honorable Mention over 1180 competition entries

Ylong Futuristic City

Xingyi, China

Architectural design: Carlo Ezechieli, Marco bozzola; Daniele Moro; Ruggero Biondo; Daniele Esposito.

A few sites of the Yilong region preserve almost intact the original, virtually “eternal”, structure of the landscape. These are the mountainous portions of land, where development is inhibited by their rugged topography. The design identifies and enhances the project site as a piece of land that, although located in the flatland, belongs to the same landscape order and origin of its millennial surroundings. The site therefore is understood as a Big Garden surrounded by a system of compact Towns, emerging as visible landmarks. Together they preserve the identity of the place. The Garden is both a magnet and a lung. It is an equalizer bringing balance and beauty, consciousness and a sense of belonging: the connection with the “Deep Matter” of the place that stretches far beyond the specific location and the specific time. Surrounded by main traffic arteries the circular perimeter becomes both an enclosure and an “orbital” system, selectively connecting with roads. Its shape, establishes a relationship with the broader landscape.

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