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Welcome back, Richest fans! Back in 2017, when looking to ease the burden on the capital city of Beijing and other large cities, China’s President Xi Jinping announced the creation of Xiongan New Area. Located in the province of Hebei, this new community is set to become a green and smart city rolled into one. Recently, competition winners Guallart Architects created a design that allows a community area to lock down! Which is pretty handy in the current climate! Today, we’re going to look at this self-sufficient plan in vivid detail. We’ll also explore all the facts, features, and costs of the brand-new city.
Now for the spoiler paragraph. If you like surprises, we suggest you stop reading and watch the video multiple times. Firstly, we’ll see how this idea came into being. Especially how the cost of combating air pollution in the capital and the huge city populations factor in. Next, we delve into the award-winning, environmentally friendly design. Such as how the mixed-use community can produce its own energy and food if there’s a supply chain problem! Then, we’ll see how much the various features of Xiongan New Area cost as well as the project as a whole. Which makes the New Area one of the most expensive construction projects in the world! We’ll then see one of their facilities that recently opened, the railway station! The roof is covered in solar panels! Finally, we’ll briefly look at another upcoming city that’s currently being created, the King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia.
Written by: Jordy McKen
Narrated by: Adam Newmark
Edited by: Kristian Blaze
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00:37 Xiongan New Area
02:19 Features of the Green Community
05:14 Building Xiongan
07:09 Xiongan Railway Station”