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