Green Float. The Botanical City Concept
November 1, 2010 by admin
The Green Float Project is a highly ambitious amphibious development that involves the large-scale construction of numerous artificial rafts to make an enormous sustainable floating city while suppporting the world’s tallest building – a 1km high tower; it is part of the Shimizu’s Dream, a corporate vision of the future from engineering giant Shimuzu Corporation, Japan. A team of scientists, engineers and financers have begun working on the project and believe that by the year 2025, the necessary technology should be ready to start the building process of these Very Large Floating Structures.
Designed to expand organically, the Green Float Project is modeled after a water lily that floats on the surface of the ocean and includes just about everything a community needs to thrive while living sustainably on the water. The development calls for the construction of artificial rafts that have never been built on this scale. The city will be built in an equatorial region where sunshine is plentiful and the impact of typhoons is minimal. Each floating city will provide a habitat for 50,000 people. Eventually, the idea is to string more floating units together, creating a “lilypad” flotilla of man-made islands capable of sustaining a total population of one million people.