Shan-Shui City by Ma Yansong / MAD Architects, will be build in Guiyang, China. The city of ‘mountains’ and ‘water’ it’s one of the unique development concepts in the China’s history.
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According to designboom: “it combines the urban construction and the natural environment which is mainly composed of the mountains (Shan) and the water (Shui). The tight integration of architecture-landscape-city is the core of the traditional Chinese city design theory and methodology (if there is any…).”
Shan Shui refers to a style of Chinese painting that involves or depicts scenery or natural landscapes, using a brush and ink rather than more conventional paints. Mountains, rivers and often waterfalls are prominent in this art form.