Underwater City by Shimizu Corporation

A futuristic Spherical Underwater City designed by Shimizu Corporation, holds up to 5000 people, will harvest energy resources from the seabed.

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Each underwater structure, that you may see only in sci-fi movies, in sci-fi movies, according to the designer Shimizu Corporation, is divided into 3 sections. A sphere, pods, and spiral.

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The sphere features a diameter of 500 meters and like a small town, houses residential zones, hotel, recreation areas and more.

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An innovative technology would harvest energy from the seabed of the ocean, 3km to 4km below the surface.

Shimizu Corp says: “Ocean Spiral will capitalise on the infinite possibilities of the deep sea to accommodate human life, as rising sea levels threaten the survival of island communities.”

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The factory will use micro-organisms to turn carbon dioxide into methane, while power generators located along the ocean spiral will use differences in seawater temperatures to create additional energy – a process known as ocean thermal energy conversion. Desalinated water produced using hydraulic pressure will be pumped into the residential pod.



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