BIG unveils Oceanix City floating villages concept for 10,000 people, that can withstand hurricanes.
Oceanix City consists of 6 buoyant islands with houses for 1,650 residents.
BIG founder Bjarke Ingels, explained:
“We’ve based it on this modular idea of a hexagonal island. It has the omni-direction of a circle but it has the modularity and rationality of something manmade.”
“Every island has 3,000 square metres of outdoor agriculture that will also be designed so that it can be enjoyed as free space.”
“The idea that we are presenting here is not that we will all be living at sea in the future. It won’t be waterworld.”
“This is simply another form of human habitat that can be a seed, that essentially can grow with its success as it turns out to be socially and environmentally desirable to chose this lifestyle.”
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