You’ve seen Futurama and you’ve imagined what the world would look like in 1000 years time – so you’ve probably got your own vision of it.
But a recent competition has provided some concept ideas of what our cities could really look like in a time, well, extremely, extremely far away. And while we’re not going to be around to see it (unless you believe in reincarnation) it’s definitely intriguing.
One concept in particular has been picked out of the eVolo 2015 competition, and it shows plans for a Times Square skyscraper in New York like no other.
Times Squared 2015 is basically the plan for a tower over a mile high containing parks, a beach, a stadium, museums, a ‘retail world’ for all your shopping needs, vertical farms, office spaces and residents of the upward cities would have access to plush homes.
Basically, you would never have to leave this place.
Speaking about their idea, Blake Freitas, Grace Chen and Alexi Kararavokiris said:
As our planet continues to overpopulate, Times Squared 3015 is an opportunity to explore the spatial, environmental, and experimental possibilities of vertical living.
This tower embraces the problems of overpopulation, farm production, oxygen generation, and the re-purposing of obsolete infrastructure. Peaking over a mile above the city, the tower pushes the boundaries of how vertical a skyscraper can be.
When fully taken advantage of, Times Squared 3015 proves the skyscraper typology capable of fitting an entire city within itself.
Unfortunately, Times Squared 3015 didn’t manage to win the competition, and lost out to another skyscraper idea entitled ‘Essence Skyscraper’ – which is basically another massive skyscraper containing different habitats and mountain terrain.
Yeah, we prefer Times Squared. Bring on the future!