Oceanscrapers has recently regarded by architectures and now a Belgian architect, Vincent Callebaut has thought that creates some floating oceanscrapers until 2065.Earth’s oceans are full of garbage, and there are a lot of interesting ideas about how to clean them up and what to do with all the trash. Seabin is a floating garbage can that collects garbage, fuel, detergents, and other debris from the water.
It’s just in prototype stage right now, but maybe one day some of the collected trash will end up on your feet. Adidas has figured out a way to make shoes from ocean plastic and a 3D-printed midsole.
It’s important to clean our oceans, because dolphins are cute, and also, because one day we may be living there ourselves. Hey, there are already underwater hotels, so seasteading isn’t as crazy as it sounds. While the Seasteading Institute hopes to have a floating city bobbing along by 2020, Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is looking further out for his “oceanscraper” — more like 2065.
The design is just a concept and not really a plan for the future, but he imagines oceanscrapers as 3D-printed and using a not-yet-invented material made from algae and garbage.
The 1,000 towers, which would hold 20,000 residents, use renewable energy sources and the aquanauts would subsist on algae, plankton, mollusks, and fruit and vegetables grown above water.
Modular living room, co-working spaces, fablabs, recycling plants, science labs, educational hotels, sports fields, aquaponic farms, and phyto-purification lagoons stack up layer by layer,” according to Callebaut’s website.
Their main access is on the water surface, through four marinas covered with a mangrove rooted on a floating dome 500 meters in diameter. The twisting of the towers is ultra-resistant to hydrostatic pressure. Its geometry allows it to fight marine whirlpools. They guarantee stability in the event of a storm or an earthquake.