AMAZING plans for remarkable floating city with underwater streets for submarines revealed.
The designs for a floating water town project off the coast of China, if built, would be the most ambitious urban project ever.
The plans were first published by the design agency in 2015 AT design officewhich is expected to be built in Dawan District in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.
Basically, the city would consist of a prefabricated concrete body 150 meters long and 30 meters wide.
The floating city, built far from the mainland, has a cruise terminal for large cruise ships, a marina for small yachts, and a dock for civilian submarines.
Water and underwater highways would connect the various pods on the floating city.
AT Design Office, which has offices in England and China, was commissioned by Chinese contractor CCCC-FHDI to design a four square mile floating island.
Although the mock-ups for the futuristic city seem straight out of sci-fi, they’re not quite as far-fetched as they seem.
CCCC-FHDI has used the same technologies to build its remarkable 31-mile bridge linking the three Chinese cities of Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.
“Part of this bridge is an underwater tunnel connected by a 150-meter-long prefabricated concrete box,” explained architect Slavomir Siska.
“The mega box will be cast on a nearby island and floated to the site before connection,” he continued.
“We were commissioned to work with the engineer to develop a master plan for a 10 square kilometer floating island that could be built using the same technology,” he said.
Dubbed the Floating City, the original proposal involved a series of hexagonal modules linked together to create a cohesive organism, the largest floating structure ever built.
In addition to a transport network of yachts and submarines, it would include a floating hotel and entertainment complex.
The city aims to become largely self-sufficient with farms, hatcheries and garbage collection points to produce its own food and dispose of waste sustainably.
Siska added, “The project provided an opportunity to develop a new urban core with world-class residential, commercial and cultural facilities and promote a zero-carbon, energy-efficient and self-sufficient city.”
We were commissioned to work with the engineer to develop a master plan for a 10 square kilometer floating island
The modules would be prefabricated in a factory before being floated out to sea via a cruise dock.
The designers promised two so-called “public green spaces” for recreation and sport, one on the water surface and one under water.
Natural ventilation and lighting would be provided by a chimney in the center of the vertical garden.
The amusement town would have an underwater hotel and an open stage at the top.
In its promotion of the project, the AT Design Office said: “Our proposed development and associated infrastructure design will have a positive impact on society and the economy.
“The design will meet the needs of long-term infrastructure and sustainable development, while opening new opportunities for education, leisure, employment and business to create a vibrant, diverse and sustainable society and economy.
It is not clear what the future of this remarkable project will be.
The floating city was part of the 2017 Shenzhen Biennale Outer Exhibition.
With sea level rise looming, many architects are turning to floating city plans to combat the risk to low-lying areas.
It comes as the Maldives unveiled plans for the world’s first Indian Ocean floating city with space for 5,000 homes.
Just a 15-minute boat ride from the capital, Male, designers hope the city will accommodate up to 20,000 people and provide space for hotels, bars and tourist shops.
Meanwhile, designs for a floating city in South Korea were unveiled earlier this year.
The ambitious plans, Oceanix Busan, would include homes for up to 12,000 people, along with “flood-proof infrastructure that rises with the sea.”
And stunning plans for a £6.8billion turtle-shaped superstructure dubbed a terayacht have also been released.
The unique looking ship would be 550 meters long and 610 meters wide at its widest point.
According to Italian designers Lazzarini, it would accommodate up to 60,000 guests, including hotels, shopping malls and even parks.
https://www.thesun.ie/tech/9842402/inside-floating-city-underwater-streets-china/ Inside an incredible plan for a FLOATING CITY with underwater roads for submarines in the largest structure ever made by man