South Korea to get the world’s first floating city, to deal with the problem of floods due to rising sea levels. The floating city project is a joint effort by the UN Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habit) and OCEANIX. The city will be built off the coast of Busan in South Korea and is likely to be completed by 2025. The floating city will have ‘flood-proof infrastructure’ and comprise several man-made islands to eliminate the risk of flooding.
- South Korea Capital – Seoul
- South Korea Currency – South Korean won
- South Korea President – Moon Jae-in.
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The self-sufficient city will be specifically designed to withstand natural disasters like tsunamis, floods, and Category 5 hurricanes. The city will be constructed using locally sourced materials like fast-growing bamboo. The platforms will be built using limestone coating. Cages underneath the platforms could be used to house scallops, kelp, or other forms of seafood.
Busan, @UNHABITAT and OCEANIX set to build world’s first sustainable floating city. #OceanixBusan making history with #FloatingCities in the face of rising seal levels. #ClimateAction4Cities https://t.co/EFYJoojjEf— OCEANIX (@OceanixCity) November 18, 2021
About floating city
The floating city will have ‘flood-proof infrastructure’ and comprise several man-made islands to eliminate the risk of flooding. The floating city is made up of 2-hectare, 300-resident neighborhoods, which connect to form 1,650-person villages which then scale and transform to form sustainable cities. Residents will be able to easily walk or boat through the city which will include residences as well as a public square, art installations, marketplaces, sports clubs, schools, and more.
- OCEANIX is a blue tech company founded by Itai Madamombe and Marc Collins Chen in 2018. Its mission is to design and build self-sustaining floating cities.
- Oceanix was founded in 2018 to design and build self-sustaining floating cities. “Sea level rise is a formidable threat, but sustainable floating infrastructure can help solve this looming catastrophe.