7. a "green" city with dense development
Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture believes that dense building is one of the trademarks of the city of the future.
The bureau plans to turn Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city, into the city of the future. According to their plans, the high-density housing and the use of roofs for vegetable gardens, solar panels and windmills will fully meet all food and energy needs of the inhabitants.
In addition, this development will significantly ease traffic and help make the city's river a major thoroughfare.
John Wardle Architects think about how Melbourne in Australia might look in 100 years. Their Multiplicity project shows a huge metropolis growing up and not wide.
Underground and overhead tracks would be used to get around the Melbourne of the future, and a common transparent "roof" would be created over the whole city, which would be used for growing food, collecting water and solar energy.
The Puerto Rican city of San Juan is another city that has decided to completely do away with cars. But unlike Great City and Masdar, San Juan is not being created from scratch, but is being rebuilt.
The city's authorities, concerned about the rapidly shrinking number of residents, are investing $1.5 billion in the redevelopment. The main goal is to eliminate cars and create beautiful pedestrian areas. San Juan officials expect that an eco-friendly city with great opportunities for relaxed recreation will attract tourists and future residents alike.
4.A city with a comfort center
The ReThink Athens competition was designed to find a project that would completely reimagine the center of the ancient city, making it more peaceful and cleaner.
The winner of the competition was a project proposing to do away with automobiles, and to fill the center of Athens with green areas to create a more comfortable environment for walking. And a slight redevelopment will allow easy walking from the center to neighboring neighborhoods.
Shang-Sui is another Chinese city of the future in our review. It is being designed by MAD Architects, and the idea itself is based on China's reverence for the water element and mountains.
Shang-Sui is a city with a large number of multifunctional skyscrapers. In each of them for residents and guests will be available dozens of public places with pieces of wildlife for quiet rest and contemplation.
The authors of the project believe that the future is in high population density, because it will allow easy access to anywhere on foot, by bike or by public transport.
One of the most original projects of the eVolo 2011 Skyscraper Competition was the NeoTax project. Its essence is the construction of houses not only up, but also sideways above the trees. Simply put, the houses in the city of the future will occupy only a small area on the ground, but in the air at 10-20 floors, they will grow in all directions.
This saves trees and shrubs, and by constructing additional modules the buildings themselves will offer people a much larger living and working space.
1. a city made of pebbles
Drawing ideas from natural forms, the Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a city of the future for the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
According to Callebaut's concept, each building will look like a pyramid made of sea pebbles stacked on top of each other. The architect emphasizes that this design will fill the city with positive energy and will allow for the installation of gardens and vegetable gardens directly in the residential towers.
In addition, the "pyramids of pebbles" will have wind turbines and solar panels, and the high density of apartments and houses will reduce the role of automobiles.