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Climate & rising waters

Asteroidea Prototype, Ecopolis, Hydropolis, self-sufficiency

Climate & rising waters

Asteroidea Prototype, Ecopolis, Hydropolis, self-sufficiency

CityEcosystemEnvironmentFloatingInfrastructureSea Level Rise
  • Year2014
  • LocationOcean

The man's action has continued to exert great pressure on nature. This action is more and more growing and is partly responsible for global warming. Possible melting polar ice caps, essential reserve of fresh water will have a major impact on the oceans level. This mounted estimated by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) in the order of 20 to 90 cm for 2100. This crisis invites us to propose an alternative solutions for more than 9 billion human beings or in 2030, the potential climate refugees.

Firstly, It is important to think about an adaptation strategy and sustainable solutions around this environmental crisis and this climate exodus.

Then, what sustainable and efficient solutions will we consider for the future?

Asteroidea is an amphibian city that can accommodate up to 50,000 inhabitants to meet the Challenges of rising sea levels. Our Ecopolis, Hydropolis is the “optimal self-sufficient” in various everyday sectors (energy, food, economy, etc.). Aquatic city offers an alternative to climate refugees and preservation the environment.

Asteroidea is inspired both by morphology, the symbolic and the lifestyle of five arms starfish. The city trips by floating on the “sixth continent“: the world ocean. It creates an environment that enlarges the ecological qualities by offering recycling systems and efficient waste treatment. Asteroidea carries the hope for the future of humanity.

Boris Hermann