Japanese city of the future will "go" under water

Ocean Spiral is the name of a unique futuristic project of the city of the future, sunk to the bottom of the ocean. The authors of the project are a team of architects of the Japanese company Shimizu Corp. The city is expected to accommodate 5, 000 residents. Its creation, according to the most rough forecasts, will cost about $ 25 billion.

The underwater city will be divided into three sections. The first section will house a giant sphere, half a kilometer in diameter. Its upper part will be on the surface. Five special platforms adjoin it directly, and it itself is surrounded by a ring of floating fences.

The "Business Quarter" will be represented by a tower located in the central part of the sphere. It will house a hotel with 400 rooms, apartments, offices, a research center with a total area of ​​more than 50, 000 square meters.

The sphere will connect to the ocean floor in a 15-kilometer spiral that will astound your imagination. There, at a depth of four kilometers, there will be scientific laboratories engaged in researching the problems of the world's oceans.

As power sources, Ocean Spiral uses generators that generate energy due to the difference in water temperatures in the upper and bottom layers, as well as installations for processing carbon dioxide into methane using methanogens.

Representatives of Shimizu Corporation are full of optimism and promise to "put the city into operation" in 15 years.