The Floating Bubble City of Singapore

The Ecotopia 2121 Project details the futures of 100 cities across the globe as though they've somehow overcome all environmental challenges and become super-ecofriendly. This month, we visualize the future of Singapore in the year 2121 AD.

The Lion City was born to trade and the little problem of planetary-wide sea-level rise shall not stop this. In 2121, Singapore city floats above the eroded Singapore Island on a disc-shaped ‘space station’ type platform.

Singapore 2121

The hydrogen in the huge bubble-balloons is produced by solar-powered electrolysis of sea spray; a process occurring within the surface membranes of the balloons. (So, as sea-spray is whipped into the air, the balloon's skin captures it and splits the water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using solar cells also embedded in the skin of the balloon.)


For a film protraying the bubble city of "Singapore 2121",

as well as an exploration of the Method that was used to design it, see this film link below:

For the full juicy socio-political and technical background to the 'rise' of "Singapore 2121",

see the Singapore chapter of the Ecotopia 2121 book.

You can also see a map showing some other cities of the Ecotopia 2121 project if you follow this link:

An Atlas of Green Utopias.

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