South Korea to get world's first floating city build on hexagonal modules
The estimated cost for developing the floating is $200 million as it is to accommodate 10,000 residents across 75 hectares. This plan of the floating city was discussed at the UN roundtable in April 2019.
South Korea has been known for many eye catchy locations like Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, Bukchon Hanok Village, etc. Now, this east Asian nation has planned to set up a phenomenal floating city on the seas of Busan by 2025. By establishing this city, the country aims to solve the issue of rising sea levels. According to the plan, the city will be built from hexagonal modules and it will be strong enough to resist category five hurricanes.
The estimated cost for developing the floating is $200 million as it is to accommodate 10,000 residents across 75 hectares. This plan of the floating city was discussed at the UN roundtable in April 2019. The government of South Korea has entered into an agreement with Oceanix for developing this project. It is expected that the first platform of the floating city will be done by 2025. As per the reports by Global Constructive Review one of the co-founders of Oceanix, Itai Madamombe has said that Busan will be the best place for building the floating city. The location houses one of the busiest ports in the world and also this project will be beneficial to all coastal cities across the globe.
The sustainable floating city to be nestled in Busan will have reefs for growing kelp and shellfish. The rooftop will be consisting of solar panels. It will also incorporate aquaponic agriculture for cultivating plants in water by combining fish cultivation and hydroponics. This process of cultivating plants is a blend of aquaculture and hydroponics. The plants are grown hydroponically as it is subjected to rich nutrient aquaculture water in the process.