This 'floating city' concept could house up to 50,000 people and be powered by 100% renewable energy. Take a look inside at its vertical gardens, hospitals, and more than 25 acres of interconnected social spaces.
Robert DavisJan 21, 2023, 20:05 IST
Italian firm Luca Curci Architects and Canadian designer Tim Fu have come up with a 'floating city' concept that they say could be the answer to climate change.
The island would be powered by 100% renewable energy from multiple sources including wind, solar, and water turbines.
The design includes 25 acres of interconnected platforms that could house up to 50,000 people.
The team behind the concept said the floating city is designed to adapt to the shifting climate in coastal cities like Shanghai, New York, and Amsterdam, and it could be expanded to accommodate up to 200,000 people.
All of the platforms would be connected by water and air to government buildings, hospitals, and educational institutions of all levels.
The island community would also include tourist attractions and lifestyle amenities such as hotels, sports centers, and bookshops.
The project aims to combine sustainability and population density that would allow residents to live a 'healthier lifestyle in connection with natural elements,' according to the project's description.
Each neighborhood on the island would include high-rise and low-rise buildings surrounded by photovoltaic glass for power and vertical gardens for food.
Each living space includes large windows and stellar views of the community as well as modern amenities.
All of the communities would also be organized with a 'framework for living' that includes markets as well as spiritual and cultural hubs, the design team said.
The project will be unveiled during the Biennale Architettura 2023 conference at the Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello in Venice, Italy, and at other locations, from May 20 to November 26.