Gallery: Wetropolis: A Floating City that Survives the Ebb and Flow of ...

 
S+PBA’s home city of Bangkok is rapidly sinking as it is eroded each year by floods of seawater that invade the city. A UN study claims that most of the city will become marshes by 2050.

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  1. dperl88 September 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Great feature, thank you for posting! The type of estuary flooding that Bangkok faces will also face hundreds of other coastal cities as sea levels rise. I am curious as to the costs of implementation. The amount of re-vamping of basic infrastructure (gas, sewer, garbage, water, electric, streets) to get a raised/stilted model city like this to work would have to be staggering.

    http://itsalwayssunnyonvalencia.blogspot.com/2011/09/is-floating-wetropolis-answer-for.html

  2. msyin July 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    This will be fantastic if it gets built. What I really love is the change in attitude of the designer to see something in a different light. A “disadvantage” is turned into a natural solution since the real problem was the fact that the natural landscape was never taken into proper account.

    I would definitely want to visit this when it is done.

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