As part of the United Nations Program for promoting sustainable development of settlements, the concept of a self-sufficient floating city of the future was presented, which can accommodate up to 10 thousand people.
The project involves the creation of surface settlements near the coastal areas under the threatening of the sea level. The concept involves the formation of floating cities from modular hexagonal residential segments for 300 people area of about 18.2 hectares. It is planned that the array will be energetically independent, non-frequensed and have all the necessary infrastructure facilities of public life, including cultural, religious and entertainment centers, recreation sites, as well as transport.
Settlements will be protected from floods and tsunami, but if necessary, they can be towed to avoid destructive weather phenomena. Alieged houses, agricultural farms and gardens, solar power plants and wind turbines will be located on the islands, and at the underwater level of the greenhouse. Most designs and modular segments will consist of glued wood, and assemble on land.
The Habitat program is actively developing, because according to UN forecasts, by 2030 60% of the world’s population will live in cities with unfavorable conditions, and in the future about 90% of the largest cities in the world may suffer from the ocean level. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Non-Profit Organization of the Oceanix and Big Architectural Company were engaged in the development of the project.
However, it will still be exactly the creation of floating cities affordable and cheaper than construction on land, and whether they can really be self-sufficient and not harm ecology. The Advantaged company presented more expensive and free option in September last year, which began to produce