The Smart Eco-city located in Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone (WHDZ) was completed in October 2020. The special time and location has led to new perspectives for people to design, to think about, and to ponder on the urban and residential life. We don't know what the world will be like after the COVID-19 pandemic. However, no matter what happens, the fundamentals for the design lie in the relations between people, between people and nature, and people and life. Art is growing here with great vitality, thus building a world similar to nature-"perpetual hope".