Floating cities of the future



Lilypad or Floating ecopolis is a model designed by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut for future climatic refugees. Lilypad is a kind of floating city that uses only renewable energy resources and emits zero carbon emission. He suggested this model as a solution for rising of Sea water level. As per the design concept, the Lilypad has a capacity to shelter 50,000 individuals. It has an artificial lagoon that collects and purify water for the people in the city. The design also has three marinas and three mountains for entertainment purpose.

Harvest City:


Harvest City is a Floating Islands that bring agriculture and industries to the Caribbean country, Haiti. After the earthquake that caused a huge damage to the country, they started planning to rebuilt the nation. One of the brilliant and brightest idea is the Harvest city. This is designed by the architect named E. Kevin Schopfer and Tangram 3DS. The Idea is to built the new Haiti to have a floating city on which people could produce food and promote industry. Harvest City is the collection of islands which would  contain 30,000 residents based on the principle of Arcology (a mix of architecture and ecology) and could be a key player in Haiti’s recovery.

Extraordinary Floating City of China:


As, the population of the China is increasing the place for living is shortening. To solve this problem, AT design office proposed an Extraordinary Floating City that offers a self sustaining solution to overcrowding in China.  Commissioned by Chinese communication construction company CCCC, the Ocean Metropolis plan comprises a four-square-mile floating island that could provide housing. The Ocean Metropolis is made from prefabricated hexagonal modules making the Floating City self-sustaining and provide a comfortable alternative to overcrowding in China.

Silt Lake City:


As the modern dams have radically altered that natural system, a group of architecture students in Nantes proposed a project for providing flood control while sustaining the environment. Silt Lake City is a “hydropolis” which is a series of modular floating structures that take advantage of the rise and fall of the waters. Agriculture, housing, industries, energy resources etc float on the water along with rise and fall of the tides.Silt Lake City is Floating city that built to ride the tide of Nile river in Egypt.

Noah’s Ark:


Noah’s Ark is a self-sustainable city on the water that can support all living species including humans, trees, animals, fish etc. It is a plan proposed by Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a protection from the natural disasters. In addition to providing protection from these disasters, the Ark concept also solves overcrowding problem on land. This city provides electricity from wind and solar energy. It is designed as part of a network consisting of several Arks. These Arks can connect with floating underwater tunnels and the main land. As the settlements grow, the Arks can attach to each other and can form a big artificial mainland of artificial islands. A large number of flexible cables will be used to connect the island with the ocean’s bottom to provide stability. An external wall of 64 meters high protects the island from hard sea winds and tsunamis. At the time of emergency situations residents can retreat to bubbles inside the depths of the islands for protection.

Futuristic Floating City:


Futuristic floating cities is a solution to many of our environmental problems, like rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and dwindling resources. The future Environmental Island, The Green Float is designed by Japanese building firm Shimizu Corporation. This is a self sufficient floating ecotopia that is covered in vegetation, generates its own power, grows food, manages waste, and provides clean water. This project is designed for the equatorial pacific, presumably near Japan, Green Float is a idea of a series of floating islands with eco skyscraper cities. Shimizu Corporation designed the Green Float where people live, work along with gardens, open space, the beach and forests. If all Islands are connected together to form modules and a number of modules grouped together form a country of roughly 1 million people. A 1,000 m tower in the center of the island which acts as a vertical farm and a skyscraper with residential, commercial and office space. Energy for the islands would be generated from renewable sources like solar, wind, and ocean thermal energies. They also propose an idea collect solar energy from space, by installing a solar belt on the moon.



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