PROTOTYPE FOR A FUTURE TECHNOLOGICAL AGRICULTURAL CITY IN GUANGZHOU, CHINA
AIRICE is a pilot project for presenting the agricultural landscape of the future, characterised by intelligent agriculture and dedicated to eco-tourism and state-of-the-art technological production. Agriculture becomes intelligent because it is governed remotely and managed by automated farm equipment. Landowners can irrigate their fields using an app, control the progress of cultivations on a screen and manage industrialised and digitalised agricultural production. The agricultural landscape no longer bears the odours of human labour but becomes a panorama to be admired. The geometrization of agricultural landscapes descends from the passage toward automated equipment. The master plan for AIRICE is comprised of circular sectors and bands of parallel lines, whose axis can be travelled by functions for tourism and demonstrations of the technologies adopted and products produced. We can wander through the landscape to enjoy it together with the conquests of progress.