Designs have been revealed for the 4.6 square kilometer Chengdu Future Science and Technology City in central China by Dutch designer Office for Metropolitan Architecture and German practice Gerkan, Marg & Partners. The project will house an International Education Park, which will include universities, dormitories, public spaces, laboratories and offices. The development has six clusters, dedicated to student residences, universities, laboratories, markets, the government and the public.
A valley at the centre of the campus will lead to an International Education Park, an Aviation College and Futian Station, which will be topped with an umbrella-like roof, providing a terrace for leisure space, a hotel, retail outlets and offices.
The clusters will be car-free and are connected to the train station and the surrounding city through a smart mobility network that uses automated vehicles. There will also be a rotating hexagonal viewing platform, titled “The Eye of the Future”, which offers views of the landscape.