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How the new Chinese Eden Project will look

How the new Chinese Eden Project will look
An illustration of the proposed Eden Qingdao site (Picture: Eden Project)

It’s Cornwall’s most famous tourist attraction – and now people elsewhere in the world will be able to enjoy the Eden Project too.

Plans have been afoot for more Edens to open around the world for a while, but we now have more idea about what the other locations will look like.

The first overseas Eden will be in Qingdao, China, on a hill with views of the whole city, and it will focus on water and how we can use it more sustainably in years to come.

It will be built on reclaimed and environmentally-damaged land first used for salt production and then prawn breeding, where two rivers meet.

How the new Chinese Eden Project will look
The Eden Project in St Austell, Cornwall (Picture: Getty Images)

An artist’s impression of the new Eden shows waterfalls and several floors of lush green trees, with boats crossing a lake.

It should be open by 2020.

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‘In Qingdao we are going to focus on water and people, David Harland, CEO of Eden Project International, told CNN.

‘The story of water is clearly one of the global issues for the 21st and probably 22nd century.

‘It’s only by telling those stories that focus on water abundance, water scarcity, and water quality that we can actually get people to think about these global issues.’

The Eden Project signed the agreement to build it in September 2015, working with China Jinmao Holdings Limited to design and develop the project on the Chinese east coast.

New Edens are also being developed in New Zealand and Australia.

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