Whereas the Netherlands and the United Arabic Emirates ? fatten ? their beach with billion of euros to build their short-living polders and their protective dams for a decade, the project ?Lilypad? deals with a tenable solution to the water rising! Actually, facing the worldwide ecological crisis, this floating Ecopolis has the double objective not only to widen sustainabely in offshore the territories of the most developed countries such as the Monaco principality but above all to grant the housing of future climatic refugees of he next submerged ultra-marine territories such as the Polynesian atolls. New biotechnological prototype of ecologic resilience dedicated to the nomadism and the urban ecology in the sea, Lilypad travels on the water line of the oceans, from the equator to the poles following the marine streams warm ascending of the Gulf Stream or cold descending of the Labrador.
More images and info: Vincent Callebaut
(via Grinding, via Posthuman Blues, where I missed it the first time ’round)