AT Design Office have developed a floating city concept for the Chinese Construction firm CCCC. The island, which spans four square miles, is a promising alternative to ravaging the countryside for real estate space.
The design expands upon technologies that CCCC is already using to build a 31-km bridge between Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. The infrastructure would be made up of prefabricated hexagonal modules, and the island would be equipped with farms, hatcheries and garbage collection systems in order to sustainably produce food and remove waste. Moreover, recreational green spaces would be provided above and below the water's surface and a cruise dock would be necessary for easy import and export.
Speaking of the project, the architects explain that it, "offered an opportunity to develop a new urban nucleus of world-class residential, commercial and cultural facilities, as well as to promote a zero-carbon, energy-efficient and self-sufficient city."