At first, we thought we’d stumbled across an alien settlement of sorts. In truth, this is the design by Helsinki-based design studio, Eriksson Architects for an eco-settlement in the Mentougou Eco Valley in China. Currently awaiting permission from the Chinese government, the project still has to step over legal red tape. Once done, this will be an eco-silicon valley in itself and will use different types of raw materials, unlike the conformist architecture, making the city unique. The city will span a 100 square meters and will include nine environmental research institutes and companies, one city center and several smaller residential villages with enough roof for 50,000 people!