Upscale shopping mall in Wuhan, China to feature rooftop farm
The mall is part of a larger effort to create a sustainable neighborhood in the formerly industrial area. The neighborhood will have parks, offices, housing, banks, post offices, and everything its residents need in their everyday lives. It will also provide amenities to encourage sustainable transportation, including chargers for electric cars and dedicated bike parking. If residents need to travel, they can take advantage of the new tram or monorail.
The shopping center is designed to meet LEED ND standards, with every building meeting a minimum of LEED Gold certification for green building. Its terraced design will encourage visitors to go up to the urban farm on the roof, which will offer educational programs and individual garden plots.