China Researching Floating Cities

The China Communications Construction Company hired AT Design Office to conceptualize a floating island four square miles in size. AT Design Office’s proposed concept is based upon prefabricated, hexagonal modules that join together to form the infrastructure of the floating city, a significant portion of which is underwater. Proposed transportation methods include electric cars, yachts, submarines, and a system of tunnels and walkways for intra-city pedestrian travel. Ports for submarine docks, a dock for cruise ships and a canal system for water travel are also included in the plans, as are hotels, entertainment hubs, gardens, farms, hatcheries and a waste disposal facility. 

The plans for the floating city are, in part, to fulfill a desire for environmentally friendly expansion in the future. The feasibility of bringing this concept to life, of course, remains to be seen. Learn more and see additional photos at Dangerous Minds.

Images Credit: AT Design Office. 

This image illustrates the individual modules that join together in configurations to create the city.



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