News By/Courtesy: Nandakishore A | 15 Sep 2020 19:11pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New news from China points towards a new smart city which is considered to be COVID-19 proof.
  • Reports have shown us that the apartment buildings in this new smart city will have huge balconies and terraces which are friendlier and more allowing for services like drone deliveries.
  • Its self-sufficient capability provides a unique solution to many of the problems which are being faced by people around the world during this dire time.

China, the nation in which the novel coronavirus started has grown leaps and bounds from its initial downfall in 2019. New news from China points towards a new smart city which is considered to be COVID-19 proof. This news was first obtained from an Instagram post in which a few architects won a competition to build this “smart city” in China. The design of it is rendered in a way that allows people to stay there safely and secure themselves from future lockdowns. Gullart, a Spanish architect is a man behind the development of the self-sufficient city under development.

 

Even though it is termed as a city, it is more of a community, which will erupt in the heart of Xiong’an province. Reports have shown us that the apartment buildings in this new smart city will have huge balconies and terraces which are friendlier and more allowing for services like drone deliveries. Furthermore, the self-sufficient smart city will also include limited co-working spaces, vegetable gardens, greenhouses, solar panels, kindergarten, and a food market among other necessities. The city also promises a lot of greenery to its people, with streets purely reserved for cyclists and pedestrians. The buildings in the city will also be equipped with a ‘metabolic system’ which integrates the production of resources such as energy, water, food and helps recycle them for the purpose of living more sustainably.

 

This shows us that smart cities are no longer a concept in our minds but are a soon-to-become reality. Such a rendering of a city would allow its residents to live a normal life amidst a pandemic, whether it be this one or a future pandemic. Its self-sufficient capability provides a unique solution to many of the problems which are being faced by people around the world during this dire time. The whole of the city will be functioning on multiple smart-city apps which are already a big hit in China as well as other countries and have made the fight against the novel coronavirus a tad bit easier. According to the officials, the world cannot progress moving in the same old path and continue to design cities and buildings as if nothing has happened. The whole concept of a smart city revolves around the idea of “full life in times of confinement”. This innovative idea stems from the global need to come up with solutions against the numerous crises our world is facing at the same time.

 
This article does not intend to hurt the sentiments of any individual, community, sect, or religion, etcetera. This article is based purely on the author’s personal opinion and views in the exercise of the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 19(1)(A) and other related laws being enforced in India for the time being.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 15 Sep 2020 19:44pm IST


Tags : China, Smart City, COVID-19, Gullart, Architect, ,Metabolic System, Drone Deliveries

Latest News







Copyright Kalyan Krishna MediaZ Private Limited. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials on these pages are copyrighted by Kalyan Krishna MediaZ Private Limited. All rights reserved. No part of these pages, either text or image may be used for any purpose. By continuing past this page, you agree to our Terms of Service, Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy and Content Policies.