It’s sad to know that the beautiful oceans around us are filled with trash. But Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut wants to recycle oceanic garbage into amazing metropolis. This futuristic oceanscrapers will be made entirely of 3D printed harvested algae and plastic waste materials. Together these materials are known as algopast, which is renewed intelligently using 3D printing technology.
Repurposed waste materials would be 3D printed to construct nearly 1,000 towers that would extend 1,000-meters down into the depths of the sea and could easily accommodate up to 20,000 aquanauts. Entitled as Aequorea, the futuristic underwater city is named after a bioluminescent jellyfish species called Aequorea victoria. Plus, the forms of these buildings are also inspired by the anatomy of jellyfish.
The architectural concept behind this project is to highlight our current situation of diminishing natural resources and provide a relevant solution to clean up waste-filled oceans. This project not only aims at stopping the reckless practice of dumping plastic waste and other harmful materials into oceans, but also offers a brilliant way to reverse marine pollution. The city submerged in water will be beneficial for both humans and natural environment.
Oceanscrapers will offer comfortable and luxury living spaces to oceanauts, while eliminating environmentally-harmful fossil fuels. These extraordinary submarine structures might seem unrealistic for now, but will certainly help in improving future infrastructure when implemented. Such innovative ideas are essential to save our planet for greener and better future.
Check out the images given below to have closer glimpse of interior and exterior of these futuristic eco-homes by Vincent Callebaut.