Arcadia Cloud aims to create a new form of urbanism in China, one that preserves the rural identity of the country while also enhancing natural cycles to make the land more productive. The project focuses on the Yilong District in Guizhou, a region with a landscape of mountains that nourish land and population through their water basins. Therefore, the masterplan weave into the natural cycles of the area, augmenting, amplifying, accelerating or maintaining them, and using a multi-modal network of infrastructure that spans the region to shift in scale, speed, and morphology as it traverses the terrain.
Arcadia Cloud enhances productivity in the rural areas to avoid forced migrations into classical cities and major conflicts that arise from it. For this, the masterplan integrates traditional practices mixed with modern technology to provide an alternative workforce for food production that avoids massive rural migrations and contributes to solve China's water constraints that further challenges food production. By embracing the landscape as the source of the project, Arcadia Cloud offers a higher standard of living that accommodates both the surging population and the natural backgrounds necessary to sustain them.