The world’s first “floating city” will be built off the coast of South Korea — and it will be hurricane-proof, flood-proof and self-sustaining.
The United Nations-backed project will be constructed off the coast of Busan and was designed as a response to rising sea levels, Business Insider reported. It is expected to be completed by 2025.
The futuristic city will be made up of large hexagonal platforms that float on the water. The design will utilize a limestone coating that’s buoyant, despite being two to three times as hard as concrete, project leaders told the outlet.
The ultimate goal of the pioneering project is to create a flood-proof community able to withstand a Category 5 hurricane for 10,000 residents. It will also be able to produce its own food, energy and freshwater with communal farming at the “heart of every platform,” according to its designer Oceanix.
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