World’s first sustainable floating city

BIG’s Oceanix Floating City Finds Home in South Korea

As sea levels rise, the South Korean city of Busan, UN-Habitat, and tech company Oceanix agree to build the prototype for the world’s first sustainable floating city, proposed in 2019 by the Bjarke Ingels Group.

The following is a Nov. 18, 2021, press release from the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) and Oceanix announcing that the coastal city of Busan, home to 3.4 million residents, has signed an agreement to host the first sustainable floating city prototype—a BIG–Bjarke Ingels Group design first revealed at the 2019 High-Level United Nations Roundtable on Sustainable Floating Cities.

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