It drafted the world's first city on the water
• The project of the world's first city on the water
Not far from the coast of Tahiti in the Pacific Ocean in 2 years it is planned construction of the world's first floating city that will be equipped with everything necessary. If you have such a plan seems too ambitious, I suggest you get acquainted with the project in the continuation of the post.
The Government of French Polynesia has signed an agreement with the Institute of seasteading California (Seasteading Institute), which provides for the beginning of construction of the city in the next two years.
This plan may seem a little ambitious, but its developers say, partly independent of the city can be the perfect place for new types of management and farming techniques.
In the last 5 years, experts from the Institute of seasteading with Paypal founder Peter Thiel developed innovative floating design permanent settlements.
This project, according to developers, will be starting the "eight moral duty": to enrich the poor, heal the sick, feed the hungry, clean atmosphere to live in harmony with nature, to stop fighting, to provide the world with energy and build the floating villages. French Polynesia comprises 118 islands in the South Pacific. The government of this community is interested in this project, as rising water levels threaten the disappearance of islands.
The contract specified two main points that the organizers must meet to be allowed to the construction of: 1) the project should have a positive impact on the local economy, 2) a floating city, must not harm the environment. In addition, the project should be approved and France, which belongs to the territory of French Polynesia. The Executive Director of the Institute, Hank Randolph (Randolph Hencken) said that for the construction of a floating city Search shallow water, as this requires a lot less resources and a technological point of view it is easier to do. In addition, the organizers have chosen French Polynesia, as the local government interested in the project and agree to cooperate. Floating city will be equipped with farms, medical centers and research laboratories, as well as power plants, which will produce energy environmentally friendly way.
The entire city would be a network of 11-and rectangular, and 5-and five-sided platforms. This design allows reordered according to residents of the city requirements. Each platform will be 50 meters in length, as well as all the buildings and residents will be protected 50-foot sidewalls.
All platforms will be made of reinforced cement, capable for at least 100 years, to withstand a 3-storey building with apartments, terraces, offices and hotels.
It is envisaged that the new floating city will accommodate between 250 and 300 people. The floating city will be staying in the main marine biologists, marine engineers, aquaculture (breeding in special reservoirs of important plants and animals), lawyers in a marine law, physicians, researchers, security, investors, Environmental Specialist, and artists from all over the world.
Initially, the city wanted to place in international waters, thus creating a new state, but for future residents will be much easier if the city will be located near the banks of other countries, as they will be able, if necessary, go to the ground and buy the right products.
In addition, during storms, people will be more reserved on the ground, as well as in the nearest country they will have legal protection. According to the Institute employees, residents of the floating city will be able to choose a government that is best for them, rather than to remain under the influence of unwanted government. For example, when several floating cities, each with its own government, people will be able to move their platforms in the city that they like. This means that the governments of all cities will try to do as much as possible to attract more people.
The construction of each platform is estimated at 15 million dollars, and the cost of the entire city - 167 million dollars. By 2050, the Institute plans to have around the world dozens of platforms, and later hundreds of interconnected platforms that can accommodate tens of millions of people living in the idyllic cities.