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Arup Associates has designed this 'landmark' tourist attraction as part of plans to build the world's first carbon-neutral city in China. The Dongtan Energy Centre will become the showpiece of a massive public park in the heart of the new Eco City on Chongming Island at the mouth of the Yangtze River, near Shanghai. Sitting between two themed zones - the Earth Circle and the Water Park Circle - the main building will house six pavilions which will feature both educational exhibitions and theme-park rides.

The tallest of these structures will be the 68m-high Wind Pavilion, complete with its own skydive jump and 'tornado experience'. London-based practice principal Declan O'Carroll said: 'Projects like Dongtan show environmentally sensitive buildings are not only technical but poetic.' Once complete, Eco City will have a population of nearly half a million and will rely almost entirely on renewable energy sources.

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