The city's priority is sustainability, reflecting the nurturing aspects of nature in alignment with the conservationist values of its South African population. It also celebrates indigenous art, taking inspiration from mandalas, vibrant color, and fractal recursion. The coast has been reshaped in the spirit of the Dutch, in response to rising sea levels and more severe storms. Large artificial islands allow for common gathering places for culture and commerce, some permanently anchored and others transient. Solar energy is taken in part from large artificial trees above dense structures, which also function as docks for swarms of autonomous courier drones. Vertical farming and aquaponics are applied where possible, minimizing distance transportation and enabling local solidarity.
The client for this project was the Futures Studies department at OCAD University. I was given a lot of creative freedom for it, so it was a really fun project.