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One of the reasons to go to South Korea

People always ask me why I want to go to Korea? Today I want to show you one of the reasons that most motivated me to want to go to do my master's degree there.


In 2016, UN-Habitat convened 167 countries to discuss and sign the New Urban Agenda, which aims at sustainable development, equality and the common social well-being of future constructions of human habitation, to this is added OCEANIX, as part of this plan to work with the MIT Center for Marine Engineering and BIG Architects in a non-profit way to build a circular ecology of human life in the water in the near future.


At the United Nations Round Table on Floating Cities held in April 2019, this design was presented as a response to the problem of climate change, but What does Oceanix consist of? is a group of aquatic cities formed by hexagonal artificial islands that could house a minimum of 10,000 inhabitants and be self-sufficient in energy, fresh water, heat and food. The structures that support the island are formed by artificial coral reefs Biorock Composition through the electric current, minerals in seawater are deposited quickly, over time the structure will be more stable to withstand possible floods, tsunamis, typhoons and other natural disasters.



(BIG) Bjarke Ingels Group. The Danish architecture firm, UN-Habitat and the municipal government of Busan, South Korea, officially announced the Oceanix Busan prototype on April 26, 2022 in New York, during the Second United Nations Roundtable on Cities Sustainable Floating, as a continuation of the Oceanix City concept presented 3 years ago in April 2019.


For 3 years Oceanix was looking for a city that would develop its proposal, and this is where Korea intervened, and said I want to!, and why not? If Korean construction companies are among the best in the world, they have developed very good projects not only in their country but around the world.



Credit: OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

The “Oceanix City Busan” project, by danish architectural group (BIG) Bjarke Ingels Group, will have 3 phases of construction, we see #1 on the left and #3 on the right.






The initial project will have 6 hectares, 12 thousand people and 6 integrated systems, these are the 3 modules that will make up the city:



Credit: OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

We look at the image from left to right:


1. Hosting platform

A unique destination for visitors, the eco-lodging platform provides harbor-view guestrooms, organic dining, communal terraces, and skylit greenhouse amenities. Designed to maximize waterfront views, the elongated ground-level is activated with eco-retail and local dining options.


2. Living platform

The living platform provides supportive spaces for sustainable, circular living. The village of residential buildings and local cultural programming is complemented by the community backyard in the heart of the platform, encouraging gathering between residents.


3. Research Platform

A co-working and maritime research hub, ground level entrance invites the community into a shared winter garden. The temperature-controlled central atrium provides respite from Busan’s cold-winter months and grows food in a forest of hydroponic towers for all to enjoy.



Credit: OCEANIX/BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

Busan, the world's first prototype floating city, will feature the latest technology to alleviate land scarcity and the threat of global warming. You may wonder, but who is Oceanix? Oceanix is a company that invests in the design and construction of floating cities, with the aim of exploring the viability of these floating projects as solutions to climate change and affordable housing.




 

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