Come judgment day, these developers plan to float on a city-sized ship.
Japanese designers have released renderings for their idea of an end-times solution: a vast, buoyant metropolis capable of hosting some 40,000 humans.
The firm N-Arc is working on an apocalyptic answer inspired by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Noah’s Ark, for which the company is named, according to SWNS.
Currently named Dogen City, the Bible- and billionaire-themed concept would promise tens of thousands of people a self-sustaining oasis protected from rising sea levels.
Dogen City will feature a variety of buildings, including a sports stadium surrounded by a weatherproof ring, which will contain a revolving economic zone called the New Ocean.
The N-Arc developers explained that the structures will be able to move to new locations as needed and will be resilient to climate change.
Residents would be able to cross the city in under an hour, with its outer ring measuring just 2.4 miles in circumference.
Apart from the habitable parts, it will also have an undersea data center and medical research facilities.
N-Arc aims to complete Dogen City by 2030.
“New Ocean is a term for the ocean version of ‘New Space,’ the private space business innovation pioneered by SpaceX,” N-Arc said in a statement.
“We will propose [several] elements (medical, food, housing, information and electrical services) to realize the New Ocean, promote the entry of various companies, and promote ocean development activities… Through this, we aim to create marine innovation , and the participating companies, governments and universities are building this future together.
The Japanese company isn’t the only one with the idea of taking humanity to the ocean in the face of global warming.
Earlier this year, UK-based Tim Fu Design and Italian firm Luca Cersi Architectes released renderings for a science-fiction worthy metropolis, which is said to be in the works. floating city,