Cities That Grow Like Water Lilies
The Shimizu corporation explores the possibility of creating eco-friendly artificial islands.
At the forefront of researching the construction of artificial islands containing self-sufficient, carbon-negative cities with zero waste in the equatorial ocean is the Shimizu corporation, one of the world’s biggest architectural, engineering and general contracting firms, headquartered in Japan. DigInfo TV explains some of the details of this ambitious project:
In GREEN FLOAT, each cell of a radius 1 km – an easily walkable distance – is defined as a single district. A module consisting of cells is defined as a city, and a unit consisting of cities is defined as a country. So, as the population increases, the cities could grow like water lilies.