Luca Curci Architects, in collaboration with Tim Fu Design, has designed Floating City, a project proposal for a sustainable floating city for 50.000 people. The project was conceived by an international team of architects and designers with the help of artificial intelligence.
The project intends to develop a zero-energy city with 100% green transportation systems while balancing sustainability and population density. A healthier lifestyle, in harmony with the environment, and a reconsideration of the conventional ideas of community and society are all possible in a sustainable city.
Solar panels, wind turbines, and other forms of renewable energy are also incorporated. energy-storing technologies. Desalination of water. Agriculture and food production are interconnected, and both practice zero waste.
“Floating City is designed to support the global response to the threat of climate change”
There will be more than 50,000 people able to live in the community of the Floating City, which will consist of a total of 25 acres of connected platforms. Each neighborhood consists of high-rise and low-rise structures that are enclosed by a photovoltaic glass membrane that powers the entire floating system and makes it energy-independent.
The floating city is covered in green zones and vertical gardens, while meeting and social spaces are designed to foster a sense of community. Communities will be able to produce their own food and become self-sufficient as a result of farming being linked with social space. Every floating island will include a communal living structure with markets, places of worship, and other centers of culture.
You can travel to Floating City by air or sea. The floating city has both internal and external docks, as well as a number of naval entries. Additionally, each floating platform has droneports.
The Effects of Climate Change
By 2030, 5 billion people are expected to live in cities. The world’s cities account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions despite taking up only 3% of the planet’s land area.
Every country on every continent is currently being impacted by climate change. Economies, communities, and nations are all being severely disrupted now, and this will only become worse tomorrow. Climate change is causing a variety of issues, including altered weather patterns, rising sea levels, more extreme weather, and historical highs in greenhouse gas emissions.
If carbon emissions continue at their current rate, scientists predict that by 2100, the sea level will have risen by at least another foot (0.3 meters), and maybe as much as 8 feet (2.4 meters).
The floating city project has the capacity to grow and house more than 200,000 people. It was created to adapt to the changing needs of several coastal cities, particularly vulnerable to sea level rise due to their low elevation, like New York, Miami, New Orleans, Jakarta, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
The Urban System
The primary floating residential platform is connected to all other platforms housing offices, government agencies, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions, including all levels of schools and universities, by both water and air.
The interlinked system also serves as a travel destination, with a number of floating zones that are primarily focused on lifestyle amenities like hotels, wellness and spa facilities, sports facilities, shopping malls, bookstores, and leisure attractions.
From May 20 to November 26, 2023, Floating City will make its debut during the Biennale Architettura 2023, themed “The Laboratory of the Future,” in the Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello and other esteemed locations in Venice.
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