World's First Ever Floating City Will Be Ready By 2020

When it comes to the future of our cities, all kinds of initiatives are in place to help cope with issues such as pollution, overcrowding and of course more environmentally conscious ways of living.

Now the Seasteading Institute is hoping to be one of the first to create one of the first floating cities. Constructed in the open waters near French Polynesia, the city aims to have a fully functioning and inhabited community by 2020.

(Image: © gabriel scheare, luke & lourdes crowley, and patrick white | roark 3d)

(Image: © Gabriel Scheare, Luke & Lourdes Crowley, and Patrick White | roark 3d)

According to Designboom, the floating island wouldn't just provide the chance to see whether community living is possible in open water but also a chance to "experiment with new types of governments and societies as an almost utopian venture on the sea."

Not dissimilar in idea from the space utopia Asgardia, the floating city concept was the winner of the ‘floating cities’ competition and has been dubbed Artisanopolis.

As the concept designs show, the city is comprised of geometrical bases that can be combined and disassembled depending on the community’s needs. These interchangeable sections could then be easily moved by a tugboat making each component fully integrated within the city and eventually even among additional cities.

(Image: © gabriel scheare, luke & lourdes crowley, and patrick white | roark 3d)

(Image: © Gabriel Scheare, Luke & Lourdes Crowley, and Patrick White | roark 3d)

(Image: © gabriel scheare, luke & lourdes crowley, and patrick white | roark 3d)

(Image: © Gabriel Scheare, Luke & Lourdes Crowley, and Patrick White | roark 3d)

(Image: © gabriel scheare, luke & lourdes crowley, and patrick white | roark 3d)

(Image: © Gabriel Scheare, Luke & Lourdes Crowley, and Patrick White | roark 3d)

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