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THE LINK by Luca Curci Architects

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THE LINK by Luca Curci Architects

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Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects designed THE LINK, a vertical city for 200,000 people. THE LINK is a self-sustainable city-forest, that will absorb CO2, produce oxygen for cleaner air and increase urban biodiversity.Discover more after the jump.

From the architects: Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects presents THE LINK, a vertical city for 200,000 people. The project aims to rise above the challenge of population density by successfully combining vertical expansion with economic innovation.A self-sustainable city-forest, that will absorb CO2, produce oxygen for cleaner air and increase urban biodiversity. With interconnected communities’ programs. No suburbs. Less poverty oriented.

With its 300 floors THE LINK will reach the maximum height of 1200 meters. The project combines sustainability with population density, and it aims to build up a zero-energy city-building. The city-forest is made of 4 main towers, connected one each other, equipped with green areas on each level, natural light and ventilation. 100% green transport systems. The vertical city allows its residents to get into a healthier lifestyle, in connection with natural elements, re-thinking the traditional concept of community and society.

Using an urban operating system with an AI (Artificial Intelligence), the vertical city will be able to manage the global city temperature, levels of CO2 and humidity, will control the global lighting system, and will storage extra energy produced by solar panels and other renewable energy resources.

“The first smart city “conscious oriented”, that will prevent urban sprawl, produce and storage energy, improve air quality, increase urban biodiversity, and create a healthier lifestyle”. Arch. Luca Curci

The urban system

THE LINK urban system is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and to connect more than 200,000 people, with a total volume of 14.500.000 cubic meters, and green areas of over 1.200.000 square meters. Dividing the city in functional areas.

The city-building consists of 4 buildings, each of them with different destinations. The tallest building with its 1200 meters of height and 300 floors, will host apartments, villas, common areas and services, with green areas, private and public gardens.

The main residential tower is connected to the other three buildings, from 650 to 850 meters of high, that will host offices, government departments, healthcare facilities and educational institutions, including all levels of schools and universities.

The interconnected system also will work as a tourist destination, more oriented to the lifestyle amenities such as hotels, wellness and spa centers, sport centers, shopping malls, bookshops, and leisure attractions.

THE LINK will host more than 120,000 trees and 2 million plants of over 150 species, improving the air quality, absorbing CO2 and improving the biodiversity of living species.

“THE LINK vertical city-forest is a sustainable ecosystem for living and working”, said Arch Luca Curci

Several renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar panels are also incorporated. Energy storage solutions. Food production and farming integrated and follow a zero-waste policy. Healthier lifestyle.

Farming is integrated with social space and will enable communities to provide their own food and be self-sufficient. Every building will include a community framework for living, including water baths, markets, spiritual and cultural hubs.

It is possible to reach THE LINK by land or by air. The basement is equipped with external and internal docks for pedestrians and public electric transports. Moreover, the tower is provided with droneports connected with the upper garden-squares of each tower and vertical linking-installations.

THE LINK vertical city-forest will be the first smart city “conscious oriented”, that will prevent urban sprawl, produce and storage energy, improve air quality, increase urban biodiversity and create a healthier lifestyle.

“Cities will shape our future”.Arch Luca Curci

THE LINK by Luca Curci Architects

Image courtesy of © Luca Curci Architects

THE LINK by Luca Curci Architects

Image courtesy of © Luca Curci Architects

THE LINK by Luca Curci Architects

Image courtesy of © Luca Curci Architects

THE LINK by Luca Curci Architects

Image courtesy of © Luca Curci Architects

THE LINK by Luca Curci Architects

Image courtesy of © Luca Curci Architects

THE LINK by Luca Curci Architects

Image courtesy of © Luca Curci Architects

Project Name: THE LINK City-Forest
Architecture Firm: LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS – www.lucacurci.com
Firm Location: Italy

Project location: MIDDLE EAST
Lead Architects: Arch. Luca Curci

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