Inside futuristic design for floating city in China with underwater streets

  • A Chinese construction company has designed a floating city
  • It will be made out of concrete on land then transported to sea
  • The city will have hotels, a stage for performers and underwater tours

Published on Jan 05, 2024 at 7:33 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on Jan 17, 2024 at 9:04 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Inside futuristic design for floating city in China with underwater streets

A Chinese design company has designed a place called Floating City that, you guessed it, floats.

The city will be a peaceful and sustainable retreat from the bustling metropolis on shore.

With underwater highways and functioning farms, this city is one of the most ambitious plans we’ve ever seen.

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While it sounds like something from a sci-fi film, a floating city is not a completely new concept.

South Korea is building one that will house 100,000 people by 2025.

While Dubai is building its floating version of Venice, complete with underwater hotel suites.

Now AT Design Offices, a Chinese construction company, has released plans to make a city of its own.

Floating City is designed to sit in the Greater Bay Area, which has links to Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.

The floating concrete structure will be 492 feet long and 98 feet wide.

The design is futuristic-looking, made up of a series of hexagons that connect to make ‘pods’.

A cruise port makes this a tourist destination for large cruise ships, while there is also a marina for smaller yachts to reach the city.

If a floating structure of this size seems impossible, it’s actually been done before.

This design uses the same principles of a nearby floating bridge, which is 31 miles long and connects three major cities.

The concrete parts that make up the island are made onshore and then floated out to the city’s location.

The city’s main industry will be entertainment, providing a hotel and a performance arena for tourists passing through to enjoy.

It will also be inhabitable for a small population who are happy to live out at sea.

The city will be mostly self-sufficient with its own rubbish collection facilities, farms and even hatcheries.

There will also be two public green belts, one above water and one below.

The one that sits at the top of the city will be where residents can exercise and breathe fresh air.

Below will be more of a recreational space, where people can swim or explore the area in small submarines.

Currently, Floating City is still in the concept stages and it’s unclear if and when it will be built.

But it certainly won’t be the last floating city we hear of.

As the sea levels continue to rise, so will the desire and need to build these new cities, away from the disappearing shorelines.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.