Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The city of the future

Climate change sceptics may let out a ripple of laughter, but this city of the future has been designed to combat tsunami waves.

The haven for humanity in the form of an artificial island will protect us extreme weather conditions - if it's ever adopted.

Designed by visionary architect Aleksander Krasinski, it has 300ft-tall shields on its lower levels to ward off events such as Hurricane Irene that hit New York or the tsunami that struck Japan.

Visionary: View of the entrance to the inner harbour and park at the level of air platforms

As sea levels rise at the same time as the global population reaches land bursting levels in the future the 48 floor hollow tower could be the home we will all be desperately hoping for.

Like a 21st Century version of the mythical city of Atlantis, this steel and glass wonder will not only provide all the infrastructure necessary for futuristic city life - but it's designer, 41-year-old Aleksander, hopes that it will spawn a totally new civilisation for the modern age.

From his studio in Warsaw, Poland, Aleksander, said: 'The temperature of the globe is rising, which is melting the glaciers of continents more each year.

This increases the level of water in the oceans and seas. Many countries have a coastline or even lie on the islands.

There are also countries where most land is below sea level, such as the Netherlands.

It is easy to imagine that with constantly rising sea level these areas of countries that lie lowest, will be flooded.

In addition to this, the problem is doubled when these areas are densely populated.'

As a solution to this problem the island will be totally self-sufficient by having huge banks of solar panels, wind turbines and a recycling system so efficient it will not have to rely on imports from it's land based neighbours.

The amazing sci-fi tower will also have it's own industry, office space, education and health centre in its central levels.

'The highest point will be a residential zone and with a radial character,' said Aleksander.
'This means inside the residential area there is an atrium with a central core. This will have mostly recreational facilities.
'On the roof of pavilions are also sports and recreation. The remaining roof area is a park.
'The island will be communicating with the rest of the world primarily through maritime transport.
'In the not too distant a permanent base will allow visitors to reach the island by helicopter.'
But an even more attractive hope for Aleksander is that his artificial island will be totally free from land-locked law-makers, and it's citizens will be able to create a new society.
'The biggest advantage is its status as the island of your own internal policies and external relations,' he said.
'The island will be independent and is a model that can be used for groups of people, corporations or other members of society who want to live in a new way.'


  1. sas parakalw an pote pane na sas pisoun na minete se tetoia, pite OXI.

    1. Θα έχουμε γίνει ρομπότ μέχρι τότε, δε θα έχουμε επιλογή, θα πάμε και εμείς και οι κλώνοι μας! :Ρ