How Floating Infrastructure Is Changing City Design & Planning

How Floating Infrastructure Is Changing City Design & Planning
technology

PSFK's consulting team looks at how developers are experimenting with floating solutions to execute various forms of urban infrastructure from public schools to houses just offshore.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 6 january 2013

In a novel way to expand a city’s existing physical footprint, developers are experimenting with floating solutions that enable them to execute various forms of urban infrastructure from public parks to markets just offshore. Many cities have grown around river crossings and the ports so there is plenty of locations to employ this technology. Beyond increasing the capacity of development along a waterfront, these designs also have the ability to travel, serving communities across a city with a host of necessary services and bringing residents together around shared experiences. New examples of Floating Infrastructure are surfacing regularly. The consulting team at PSFK Labs has seen floating cinemas and even concepts for floating airports.Here are two of the best examples of Floating Infrastructure:

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