The ‘Vertical City’ project features a futuristic-looking tower, which would be population-dense yet still feel spacious, holding 25,000 people at any given time.
Unlike traditional skyscrapers, which are self-contained and shut off from the natural environment, the 180-floor building would allow the outside world to become an intrinsic part of the interior.
The bold project was overseen by Luca Curci, an architect based in Bari, Italy.
He said: ‘We wanted to introduce a new approach to the architecture of contemporary cities – the idea behind the project is that the tower can be built anywhere.’
‘Residents get into an healthier lifestyle, in connection with natural elements, and re-think the traditional concept of community and society.’
A semi-submersed bridge would also allow pedestrians, cars and public transport to reach the water-based city while a heliport would connect with the upper garden-square.
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