LILYPAD, A FLOATING ECOPOLIS
Source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures, Bjarke Ingels Group
Actually, facing the worldwide ecological crisis, this floating Ecopolis aims to grant the housing of future climatic refugees of the next submerged ultra-marine territories such as the Polynesian atolls. New biotechnological prototype of ecologic resilience dedicated to the nomadism and the urban ecology in the sea, Lilypad travels on the water line of the oceans, from the equator to the poles following the marine streams warm ascending of the Gulf Stream or cold descending of the Labrador.
The whole set is covered by a stratum of planted housing in suspended gardens and crossed by a network of streets and alleyways with organic outline. The goal is to create a harmonious coexistence of the couple Human / Nature.