The idea of floating cities has been raised at a UN roundtable, as explained in this article. It states that this may be a “viable” solution to issues such as climate change and the shortage of affordable housing. The concept is that each sustainable neighbourhood will be built on 156m wide hexagonal blocks and will have communal corners for food production and docking areas. Oceanix are looking to build the floating structures, designed by architect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and they co-convened the meeting along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Centre for Ocean Engineering and the Explorers Club, based in the USA.
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Credit: Oceanix - BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group