China sets up village for holiday makers

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An international tourist village in China to accommodate up to 20 000 people has been masterplanned by RTKL in Washington.

Huangshan Furong is an 8km2 site in Anhui Province. The town is to feature five zones – the centre, a resort zone, a conference and technical centre, a cultural village and a residential district. The town centre is located on an island created by diverting a river.

Restaurants, retail, nightspots, entertainment, a fresh food market and between 5 and 10 hotels are all planned for the centre, while the resort zone will house a honeymoon village.

Work has started on-site and is to continue over the next 15 years.

This futuristic hotel for travellers in 2045 is just the tip of the iceberg, and in true iceberg-style most of the structure is below the water’s surface. The Hotel on the Ocean’s Reefs is the

creation of Oklahoma State University students John Campbell, Brian Fitzsimmons, Chad Schmidt and Feng Han Tan. Their concept won them first prize of 23 000 in The Hotel of the Future student design competition, organised by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in the US and Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo. Second place went to four students at Silesian Technical University in Gliwice, Poland, while Emily Fisher at Ball State University in Indiana gained third prize.

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