City Planning for Coastal Flooding: Architectural Ideas
We’ve covered some innovative ideas for coastal planning like this eco-retirement community sited on viaduct sized stilts in Europe.
Thailand brings us this concept. Three hundred years ago, when Bangkok was founded at sea level, a city at sea level made sense because of the ease of moving trade goods by boat on water, rather than by water buffalo on land.
This concept is a little more down to earth.
The back of the last row of floating townhouses are docked off a quay at water’s edge.
Floating docks connect to the remainder.
Dutch Waterstudios offer another classic and elegant solution for a group of townhouses from Holland, where managing sea level has centuries of thought behind it.
Dutch architect Koen Olthius designed a community that floats as sea levels change.
The last best option, the worst case scenario, would be preserving a major city merely as a heritage site, a city-sized museum.
Enrico Pieraccioli and Claudio Granato from Noci, Italy, took the Second Prize in the The New York City Vision competition, for imagining what it would take to preserve New York City for future centuries.