How will the future global cities look like?
Dubai also has a green future ahead. And this will happen soon. At least, this is the view of the specialists of the architectural bureau Baharash Architecture. Hundreds and hundreds of organic farms, many buildings equipped with lots of solar panels. Thanks to the renovations, the new city will reduce emissions of carbon into the atmosphere by 50% thus making it climate friendly.
Professionals from the design bureau John Wardle Architects debate that in 100 or more years, Melbourne will be unrecognizable. According to their project, the city will not grow only in breadth, as is the case with many modern cities, but for melbourne up and down. Underground and airways will acquire enormous importance for the economy. Actually what is most surprising, a humongous transparent roof will be stretched over the territory of the entire city. It will be used to harvest water, generate energy, and grow food.
The 3-kilometer in diameter floating city of Kevin Schopfer is designed for the 30 thousand inhabitants. Although it can be expanded if necessary. This city is able to withstand strong typhoons and hurricanes. Therefore, it can be an excellent option for tropical island states and countries such as Haiti, which every year suffer heavy losses from destructive natural disasters.
Good old Paris is planning for the reconstruction. We are not talking about the historical center, but about the so-called stone jungles inherent in all cities with a population of over one million. This will be a truly revolutionary architecture. Honeycomb towers, garden towers, anti-smog towers and bioclimatic peaks. All of them will be equipped with various renewable energy sources. For example, photovoltaic panels will provide homes with electricity and hot water. Most importantly, none of these structures will emit carbon into the atmosphere.
Superdense buildings will be the symbol of the future. Such development will eventually help to reduce traffic in many cities. The second largest city in Sweden may very soon turn into the city of the future. Literally every meter of space in such a city will fulfill its function. For example, it is planned to set up vegetable gardens on the roofs and install solar panels with windmills, which will become the main sources of energy for the townspeople.
There are opinions that in the future, urban landscapes will be decorated with a variety of virtual objects. Interactive installations, multimedia projections, media facades – all this will gradually merge into the usual urban space.
Authorities in the Puerto Rican city of San Juan are planning to completely abandon cars. To implement this plan, they, of course, will have to radically rebuild the city. More than $ 1.5 billion has already been invested in the project. It is assumed that such an ecologically clean city will become especially attractive for tourists and new residents.
The project of the architect Stefano Boeri called “City-forest” is the dream of every protector of nature. It will be implemented in the Chinese district of Liuzhou, which is located in the south of the PRC. The main sources of energy for the city will be geothermal sources and solar panels installed on the roofs of all residential buildings, offices, and city institutions. According to Boeri’s plan, the future city will literally be buried in trees. They will grow not only in our usual squares and parks, but also on the facades and roofs of houses.
Perhaps, in the future, cities will resemble a modular grid. Each building will be a module connected to another building module. That is, we will all be neighbors. And that’s great!