MIT Hacking Chengdu
Chengdu is a dynamic city located in Sichuan, China. The city’s economy is rapidly transitioning from the industrial to the service sector and the information economy is coming to dominate economic activity. Located in the burgeoning Tianfu New District of Chengdu City, the Luxelakes Eco-City is a 1400-acre new town integrating residential, business, recreation and entertainment areas in a rehabilitated lakeside environment. Considering the area's lack of ecologically grounded developments, the new Eco-City offers a new alternative to city dwellers and a new paradigm of future city development in China.
The course led nine graduate students at MIT School of Architecture and planning to investigate Chinese city development and propose innovative design solutions to activate the new development Luxelakes in Chengdu city’s periphery.