Futuristic Floating City That Can Survive a Category 5 Hurricane
UN-Habitat and a company called Oceanix, want to build floating sustainable cities that can not only produce their own food and energy but survive potential disasters caused by climate change. The floating cities would be a collection of hexagonal platforms that could each host about 300 residents. The entire city could house about 10,000 residents. UN-Habitat has pledged its support for bringing the project to fruition. – Fox News
“Everybody on the team actually wants to get this built,” Marc Collins, the CEO of Oceanix, told Business Insider. “We’re not just theorizing.” Imagine living in a city in the ocean that is completely self-sustainable and environmental factors such as hurricanes are not an issue. This sounds like the film Water World or a science fiction novel. A roundtable discussion at the United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat). A company called Oceanix says they want to build a futuristic city that floats and presented mock-ups. The company claims they can survive catastrophies brought by climate change and the project is affordable.
OCEANIX is taking bold steps towards a more resilient future. As part of UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda, OCEANIX CITY is a vision for the world’s first resilient and sustainable floating community for 10,000 residents on 75 hectares. Designed as a man-made ecosystem, it is anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, channeling flows of energy, water, food, and waste to create a blueprint for a modular maritime metropolis. The city is designed to grow, transform and adapt organically over time, evolving from neighborhoods to cities with the possibility of scaling indefinitely.
Some Questions are these, Are they going to mine their own raw materials and manufacture their own building materials? What about maintenance? These things would require massive amounts of resources to build and maintain compared to building on land. And do these things anchored to the sea floor still disrupt the marine environment? What are your thoughts on this? Let us know.