This net-zero carbon footprint Ecological Resort Town fulfills two needs; its warm weather makes it a national destination of choice for summer tourism – Hainan is more suitable for winter use - and there is a need for superior housing close to Qingdao.
Mountain, Land, and Water are symbolically linked by the ‘Laoshan Corridor’. To its north, the Nature zone teaches sustainable agricultural practices from the past; and the Life zone embodies the finest of contemporary residential design. To its south, the car-free Harmony zone integrates living, working, and leisure in a Carbon Net-Zero self-sustaining environment, complete with Biosphere for year-round food production. The town is served by transit, and 45 percent of the land is retained as open space.