The AT Design Office proposes a project which would float on water and thus offer an alternative to the destruction of the countryside, creating an ocean metropolis for the CCCC construction firm in China.
The project has an area of four square miles and it uses technology similar to the one used by CCCC for the 31 mile bridge which they built between Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. The large structure is cast on an island nearby and then floated to the site where it is connected.
The project is called Floating City and it is comprised of a series of prefabricated hexagonal modules which are tessellated to create the infrastructure of the city including the transport network, floating hotel and entertainment complex.
The surface is only a part of the whole and there will be recreational spaces above and below the sea level with facilities that will allow the inhabitants to produce their own food and to sustainably get rid of the waste, promoting a zero-carbon, self-sufficient city.