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In the world’s first floating city

A NEW floating city that would house up to 12,000 people has been unveiled.

That Oceanix Busan Community in Busan, South Korea, will be built on the water and will have restaurants, apartments and a winter garden.

A huge new floating city could be the future of life

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A huge new floating city could be the future of lifePhoto credit: Oceanix
Oceanix Busan recently unveiled the prototype at the UN

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Oceanix Busan recently unveiled the prototype at the UNPhoto credit: Oceanix
The floating city is to be built off Busan in South Korea

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The floating city is to be built off Busan in South KoreaPhoto credit: Oceanix
On the islands would be living areas as well as restaurants and a winter garden

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On the islands would be living areas as well as restaurants and a winter gardenPhoto credit: Oceanix

It hopes to be the “world’s first prototype of a sustainable floating city” as well as “a flood-proof infrastructure that rises with the sea”.

The 15.5 hectares would have buildings on floating platforms connected by bridges.

There would be three areas – residential, residential, and research – while neighborhoods would have large outdoor seating areas and public venues.

It could eventually be expanded to accommodate more than 100,000 people using 20 platforms.

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The city also hopes to be zero-waste, net-zero energy and provide its own on-site energy

The prototype was designed by Oceanix in response to rising sea levels, as the floating city would move with the tides.

They hope to start construction next year.

Oceanix CEO Philipp Hofmann said: “Today is a crucial milestone for all coastal cities and island nations on the front lines of climate change.

“We are on track to deliver OCEANIX Busan and demonstrate that floating infrastructure can create new land for coastal cities seeking sustainable ways to expand onto the ocean while adapting to sea level rise.”

The prototype was unveiled at the United Nations, with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed saying: “We must build cities knowing they will be on the front lines of climate-related risks, from rising sea levels to storms.

“Floating cities can be part of our new tool arsenal.”

Busan is currently home to more than 3.4 million people and has a huge port on the southeast coast.

The Oceanix project isn’t the first floating attraction to be built.

Dubai’s islands in the heart of Europe are a cluster of artificial islands off the coast of the city, with six islands connected by a bridge.

A new floating hotel is also to open in Dubai, in which the luxury villas can be transformed into boats.

If you fancy something a little more detailed, then you can soon head to a £35million floating resort planned for Norfolk that will have 132 lodges, a children’s playground and a watersports centre

Up to 12,000 people will initially live from it

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Up to 12,000 people will initially live from itPhoto credit: Oceanix
There will be both residential and accommodation islands

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There will be both residential and accommodation islandsPhoto credit: Oceanix
There are three islands that could eventually be expanded to 20 islands

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There are three islands that could eventually be expanded to 20 islandsPhoto credit: Oceanix
Work on the project will begin next year

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Work on the project will begin next yearPhoto credit: Oceanix

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