A group of international architects just released a proposal for an ultra-sustainable floating city that would house 50,000 residents. Dubbed “Floating City,” the 25-acre community would feature a series of interconnected platforms with high-rise and low-rise buildings all surrounded by photovoltaic glass that would serve as the energy source to the entire project. In addition to other renewable energy resources and farming, the city would have a zero-waste policy, 100 percent green transit systems, and energy storage solutions. Floating City would also be a tourist destination and have hotels, shopping centers, sports arenas, and more. Both residents and visitors would be able to reach the community through multiple docks and drone ports.
The project is being led by Italian design firm Luca Curci Architects and the UK-based firm Tim Fu Design, along with help from AI. The team envisions the project proposal as an adaptable and scalable blueprint that could be recreated by others around the world. A location for Floating City was not mentioned by the architects, who instead listed the site as “worldwide.” The group behind the project will be presenting it during this year’s Biennale Architettura gathering. It’s the latest proposal to be revealed in a string of futuristic real estate developments floated recently. Last summer, the Saudi Arabian government unveiled more details about its $500 million city in the desert, Neom, including a planned 75-mile long skyscraper. In the U.S., billionaire Marc Lore’s plans for a $400 billion desert city called Telosa are still moving along, as he looks for a site for the project and eyes an opening date of 2030.