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

Bangkok-based architecture firm S+PBA recently unveiled plans for a self-sustaining floating city that can thrive with the ebb and flow of rising tides. Dubbed "A Post Diluvian Future", the "wetropolis" allows Bangkok to live with natural flooding instead of resisting it while creating a homeostasis that detoxifies the region's polluted waters.

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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.

  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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