Manta Ray Floating City

Alessia Andreotti
July 30th 2015

French visionary architect Jacques Rougerie planned a utopian floating city shaped like a manta ray. This place has been conceived as a university city – 900 meters long and 500 meters wide – to host 7.000 international researchers, professors and students for extended stays. Inside there would be classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories, living quarters and dedicated areas for leisure and sports.

Designed to be completely sustainable and autonomous, the manta ray city would run on renewable marine energy and produce zero waste. Its inner lagoon would welcome vessels conducting oceanographic research.

Specialized in radical designs for land, sea, and space Rougerie imagines a civilization of Mériens (a term all his own that translates as ocean-ite) where the marine space becomes a new territory open to everyone.

manta2-530x249Source: The Creators Project

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