The OCT Gaungming Master Plan sets a state-of-the-art standard for ambitious projects in sustainability, worldwide. Here is an Eco-Town which finds a harmonious balance between farming, research and development, residential living, and tourism. Design elements seamlessly connect with the natural environment. Forms, materials, and compositional elements reflect regional sources. Site planning is fused with landscape design to create flow with the existing topography, even in parking areas. Innovative eco strategies include daylighting to reduce electrical usage and lower demand on cooling equipment, and energy-efficient building shell design for heat retention. Water conservation is achieved through rainwater capture on rooftops, and irrigation using native plants and xeriscaping. Linking the entire site is a pedestrian system encouraging outdoor activity.