Designs For World's First Sustainable Floating 'City' Unveiled

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Designs For World's First Sustainable Floating 'City' Unveiled. Designs for the world’s first prototype sustainable floating ‘city’ were unveiled on 26 April 2022 revealing how the new OCEANIX Busan development in South Korea will take shape. They hope it will provide breakthrough technology for coastal cities facing severe land shortages that are compounded by climatic threats. Designed by architects from BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and SAMOO (Samsung) the floating community is based around interconnected platforms stretching over 15.5 acres to accommodate a community of 12,000 people. Each neighbourhood is designed to serve a specific purpose - living, research, and lodging. The floating platforms connect to land with link-span bridges framing the sheltered blue lagoon of floating recreation, art, and performance outposts. The community has the potential to expand to accommodate more than 100,000 people. Integrated systems will generate 100% of the required operational energy on site and each neighborhood will treat and replenish its own water. It is hoped that OCEANIX will provide a model for similar developments that will help house those in communities affected by rising sea levels.

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