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Short movie made by Archa International, with images from the project “Ecocity Caofeidian, the first city of the third millennium”, by Architect Pier Paolo Maggiora, Archa, Turin, Italy. The city will be built in Caofeidian, Tangshan, China.

(Breve video realizzato da ArchA International, che vi propone numerose immagini tratte dal progetto “Ecocity Caofeidian, la prima città del terzo millennio”, realizzato da Pier Paolo Maggiora, dello studio ArchA di Torino. La città sarà realizzata nella zona di Caofeidian, città di Tangshan, Cina).

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Article from the “Caofeidian Industrial Park Administrative Committee”, published on the official Caofeidian web site on 2008-06-10 (versione italiana).
On May 29-30, the international evaluation conference on the City Layout of Caofeidian as an International Ecological town was held in the Tangshan Hotel.

The Tangshan’s Mayor Chen Guoying, Mr.Yao Zimin, a member of Tangshan municipal standing committee of CPC, the secretary of working committee of Caofeidian Industrial Park of CPC Tangshan municipal committee and the director of Caofeidian administration committee as well as some relevant officials from Tangshan Municipal government and Caofeidian Industrial Park Administrative Committee attended the conference.

Mr. Chen Guoying said that the city layout of Caofeidian should be charactered by “world-class level, Chinese style and Tangshan trait”, which is also what the Tangshan’s CPC secretary Zhao Yong desired on the construction of the new city. Chen said that the city should possess four characteristics as top-ranking standards in the world, concepts of future city, people-oriented principles and shoreside city styles.

The experts committee of the evaluation conference is composed of 9 authoritative experts who come from China and other countries. Mr. Ke Huanzhang, a member of exports committee of the Chinese Ministry of housing and Urban-Rural Development, the vice chairman of China Association of City Planning, was appointed as the director of the exports committee of this conference.

Representatives from ARUP British, ArchA Italy, Qinhua City Planning Institute and DHV Holland reported their design schemes to the expert committee and answered the questions put forward by the expert committee.

The reports attending the conference evaluated carefully all the design schemes submitted by the relevant design units.

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Articolo apparso sul sito di informazione italiana in lingua giapponese “Love Italy” del 25/7/2008 (traduzione in lingua inglese – disponibile la versione originale in giapponese ed una traduzione in italiano).

Italian architect Pier Paolo Maggiora, ArchA studio, and his staff of 50 people, will project the eco-city in Caofeidian (TSAOFEIDIEN), in an area of 370 square kilometers (120 square kilometers of sea), with a population of about 2.5 million and a total construction cost of 250 billion to 400 billion euros

The construction is going to start in August this year. In 2010, 52,000 people will be living there. The city will be complete around 2030.

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Articolo apparso sul sito di informazione italiana in lingua giapponese “Love Italy” del 25/7/2008 (articolo originale in lingua giapponese – disponibile una traduzione in inglese ed in italiano).

イタリア人建築家ピエル パオロ マッジョーラと、スタジオArchAの 50人のスタッフが、中国の渤海(ぼっかい)湾上の都市計画を手がけることになった。Caofeidian(ツァオフェイディエン)と命名されたその街は、高速鉄道で北京まで40分、面積370平方キロメートル(うち120平方キロメートルが海上)、収容人口約250万人、総工費2,500億~4,000億ユーロと言われている。工事は今年8月から開始され、2010年までにまず5万2,000人が居住を開始、2030年までに完成予定。国際的な都市モデルになるよう、エコロジーで、美しく、革新的なデザインを心がけたというマッジョーラ氏は、過去にはミラノのシティライフ再開発プロジェクトなども手がけている。

Buon viaggio, Caofeidian (Happy Journey – Caofeidian ) è un film a cura del Confucius Institute (parte di un corso di lingua cinese), in lingua Cinese e Inglese. Più avanti riportiamo la trascrizione dei testi del filmato anche in lingua italiana.


Caofeidian è sempre stata una desolata isola sabbiosa. Con l’assiduo lavoro della popolazione locale, diventerà presto una moderna area industriale, di trasformazione, manifatturiera e di immagazzinamento di merci.
Le banchine da 250.000 tonnellate assomigliano ad un dragone che salta fuori dal mare. Un progetto di creazione di nuova terra dall’acqua attraverso il riempimento con sabbia, sta creando più terra da usare per lo sviluppo.Questi lavoratori stanno trasformando dei sogni in realtà


Caofeidian used to be a desolate sand island. With local people’s unremitting efforts, it will soon become a modern industrial area incorporating processing, manufacturing and goods storage. The 250,000-ton-class ore dock resembles a dragon leaping out of the sea. A large-scale sand-filling land reclamation project is creating more land for development. These builders are turning dreams into reality.

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