More than 2 billion people live today coastlines threatened by rising waters and hurricanes. We must therefore consider finding them places to live and, therefore, why not, to build floating cities.
The United Nations has decided to support the project of a Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels. His solution: huge floating platforms hexagonal 15,000 m², the size of two soccer fields. We can put as much together as we want.
300 people can live on each. These platforms are made with a kind of very strong coral that grows fast thanks to electric current. This city would be fully sustainable and autonomous. Houses would be wood and bambooand they would not be very large to more easily withstand hurricanes.
The rainwater is recovered or the seawater is desalted. Is also planned agricultural and aquaculture productions (It will be necessary to love the shells and the fish to live there). Finally, electricity will be solar energy. The city of Oceanix is said to be less than 2 km from the coast and modules can be towed in the event of a disaster.
The Danish architect's project is financially supported by a Frenchman, Marc Collins Chen, former French Polynesia Tourism Minister, who defended this idea at the United Nations headquarters in New York last week. He is convinced that the sustainable cities of tomorrow will be built on the water.