Architects propose self-sustainable vertical city of the future

  • Tuesday 10, December 2019 08:43 AM
Sharjah24 – Reuters: The Italian firm, Luca Curci Architects have proposed 'Vertical City', a project involving a self-sustaining, zero energy building that intends to house 25,000 people.
The futuristic city proposes to be settled into the sea bed close to the mainland, accessible by land, sea, and air.

The cylindrical residential building would be clad in photovoltaic glazing, a technology that produces electricity from sunlight. Natural light and ventilation will be promoted through hexagonal openings in the building.

The 'Vertical City' targets low poverty, no noise, no pollution, desalinisation of seawater and producing 1,144,500 KWh of daily solar energy.

According to Luca Curci Architects, the 750-meter-tall residential skyscraper would consist of 10 modular layers, each layer consisting of 18 floors, including a mixture of homes, offices, stores and other facilities. The building would also offer more than 200,000 square meters of green space, which includes the public garden at the top of the building.

In addition to the 25,000 people housed within the central residential tower, the Vertical City as a whole, including the three adjacent towers that house offices, government departments, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions, would service over 100,000 people who would travel to the city for work, school and medical care.