Next: a floating city above an ocean


 

This is the latest ambition unveiled by mankind, to say it philosophically. And this also highlights the power of corporate cacoethes to satisfy the needs of technological domination. Shimizu Corporation, with no doubt, is to say the least attempting to make it comes true.  Green Float, the title of the botanical city scheduled to be constructed above Pacific Ocean, is only one of 8 seemingly Icarus-esque dreams Shimzu Corporation is conducting to achieve.

Were it accomplished, Green Float would be the first floating city to have Nature’s elements embedded with the concepts of urbanity. Combining terrestrial forests below and the residential-commercial areas on top of the powers built in the center of the forests, Green Float will highlight how man’s effort in creating equilibrium between economic growth and nature will work.

Read it more at Shimizu’s Dream.

And watch the video at TEDxTokyo.

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