Project / 2nd Quarter 2022

OCEANIX City: Keeping future cities afloat

Aerial view of OCEANIX Busan, consisting of three floating platforms for living, research and lodging purposes. All images by OCEANIX/BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) unless otherwise stated < > The platforms are envisioned to scale into neighbourhoods and cities < > < >

As modern cities sequester people off into skyscrapers and dense living quarters on land, it might be easy to forget that two-thirds of the Earth’s surface consists of water—a necessity for life, but also an increasing existential threat based on recent heavy floods that disrupted major cities. While water is running dry in some cities, causing problems like land subsidence, it is rising rapidly in coastal lowlands due to climate warming, threatening the lives of millions around the world.

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