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Futuristic Floating City is an Ecotopia at Sea
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On September 2, 2010 @ 4:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Sustainable Building | 5 Comments
Futuristic floating cities  seek to provide a solution to many of our environmental problems, like rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and dwindling resources. Recently Japanese building firm Shimizu Corporation  unveiled plans for a completely self sufficient  floating ecotopia that is covered in vegetation, generates its own power, grows food, manages waste, and provides clean water.
Shimizu Corporation  has been hard at work coming up with some pretty crazy concepts  lately, and Green Float , the Environmental Island is one of them. Designed for the equatorial pacific, presumably near Japan, Green Float is a concept for a series of floating islands with eco skyscraper cities , where people live, work and can easily get to gardens, open space, the beach and even “forests”. Islands are connected together to form modules and a number of modules grouped together form a “country” of roughly 1 million people.
A 1,000 m tower in the center of the island acts as both a vertical farm  as well as a skyscraper with residential, commercial and office space. The green space, the beach, and the water terminal on the flat plane of the island are all within walking distance. Energy for the islands would be generated from renewable sources like solar, wind, and ocean thermal, and they also propose to collect solar energy from space, presumably from their own crazy idea to install a solar belt on the moon .
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URLs in this post:
 floating cities: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/13/architects-envison-hawaii-sized-island-made-of-recycled-plastic/
 Shimizu Corporation: http://www.shimz.co.jp/english/theme/dream/greenfloat.html
 completely self sufficient: http://inhabitat.com/2010/03/09/underwater-skyscraper-is-a-self-sufficient-city-at-sea/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/futuristic-floating-city-is-an-ecotopia-at-sea/green-float-city-2/
 pretty crazy concepts: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/01/plan-to-transform-the-moon-into-a-solar-plant-is-sheer-lunacy/
 eco skyscraper cities: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/10/spiraling-new-york-skyscraper-features-bio-filtration-lungs/
 vertical farm: http://inhabitat.com../tag/vertical-farm
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