South Korea has conquered the world like a storm with its fantastic series and movies, but when we come to 2025, they will delight their visitors with the world's first floating city…
This first floating city in the world will be located not far from the coast of Busan. With infrastructure that is completely resistant to floods, these artificial islands will be a perfect example of self-sustaining buildings, which even the UN supports. The floating city will be resilient, it will not be so easy to flood and it will be anchored to the seabed, in order to withstand natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes of the fifth category, with ease. Returning to the point of sustainability, many buildings are equipped with solar panels on their roofs, which will have instrumental significance in generating electricity and growing food.
Residents will live on a "primarily plant-based diet", which will reduce the need for space, energy and water consumption. UN Habitat, Oceanix and Busan Metropolitan City will work to develop the world's first self-sustaining prototype that will enable people to be safe from disasters caused by climate change. UN Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Maud Sharif said: “Sustainable floating cities are part of the arsenal of climate adaptation strategies available to us. Instead of fighting with water, we will learn to live in harmony with it. We look forward to developing naturally based solutions through the concept of a floating city, and Busan is the perfect choice for this prototype. ”
The dimensions of this city have not been determined yet, but larger settlements will measure about 75 hectares and will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 residents. With climate change being a serious problem for various parts of the world, it is only a matter of time before floating cities are the only way to survive on the planet.