MAD architects live up to their name with a futuristic city center for China

I don't think it's a stretch to say that this planned Huaxi city center for Guiyang, China is just bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S! It's an architectural fever dream created by 11 different firms, invited and overseen by Beijing-based MAD architects. It's supposed to mimic nature rather than cater to the traditional design of a city: "The city is no longer determined by the leftover logic of the industrial revolution (speed, profit, efficiency) but instead follows the 'fragile rules' of nature," MAD said in a release.

You may remember MAD for their work on that crazy floating star-shaped city we showed you. While neither this nor that will probably ever be built, MAD is still known for pushing the limits — even when designing real buildings, like Sinosteel Plaza.





MAD Architects, via Dezeen