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Oceanix city: a floating future


Oceanix city is a floating city, a project that looks towards the future designed to cope with the risk of floods and rising waters.

Not a day goes by without news reports announcing the precarious state of our planet. No wonder then that in every field of doing, everyone tries to do their best to solve or at least to reduce the damage we have caused over the years. An ambitious project presented during a meeting at the United Nations by the architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group, in collaboration with MIT’s Center for Ocean Engineering and the experts of the company Oceanix, intends to deal with the raising of water and the risk of future floods.

Oceanix city, this is the title of the project, is a modular city composed of clusters of hexagonal islets joined together in groups of 6, which can give life to a village of 12 hectares ready to host up to 1,650 residents. Moreover, everything can then be incorporated into a real archipelago, to reach a floating aggregate of 10,000 residents. Every single module is built on land and then taken to the sea and anchored to the seabed: the goal is to create structures that can also withstand hurricanes with winds stronger than 250 km / h. Needless to say, Oceanix city was designed to be sustainable thus with extensive use of local woods and bamboo, and with the presence of photovoltaic and wind power plants to ensure energy efficiency. This floating city features not only houses and hotels, but also shops, restaurants, gardens and greenhouses for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables.