Tower City, another concept from the 2010 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, re-envisions the city of Marseilles as a stacked skyscraper that sits on stilts above the water. Rather than letting cities spread out as population increases, a the design calls for a new city to be created out on the water, complete with work, housing, transportation and amenities. The futuristic development is based on a stacked framework built using recycled building materials from the old city.
Designed by Deric Fourie, Dan Bernos, Michael Menuet, Pablo del Amo, Tower City in Marseilles received a Special Mention in the 2010 eVolo Skyscraper Competition. Marseilles as it is currently stands is the second largest city in France with a population of around 1,600,000 and an urban density of 3,500 per sq. km. As a port town, there is ample water surrounding the city, but as it has grown, less and less land is available.