Sprawling megacities around the world are overtaking arable land to accommodate increased spatial demands. The larger these cities become, the further agricultural landscapes are forced away from the people they sustain. This project brings innovative hybrid agricultural and urban typologies into close dialogue with the major metropolitan area of Chengdu. Respect and retention of traditional agricultural land uses will establish a new paradigm for health, wellness and modern agricultural living.
The Sandaoyan Rivertown will be a hybrid development combining China’s agricultural heritage with its present urban lifestyle. It can house its agricultural weekend retreat from city life and be an all-encompassing village with urban amenities within an agricultural framework and establish a unique destination tourism attraction.