A “conscious” city-forest for 200,000 people
Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects presents THE LINK, a vertical city for 200,000 people. The project aims to rise above the challenge of population density by successfully combining vertical expansion with economic innovation. A self-sustainable city-forest, that will absorb CO2, produce oxygen for cleaner air, and increase urban biodiversity. With interconnected communities’ programs. No suburbs. Less poverty oriented.
With its 300 floors, THE LINK will reach a maximum height of 1200 meters. The project combines sustainability with population density, and it aims to build up a zero-energy city-building. The city-forest is made of 4 main towers, connected one each other, equipped with green areas on each level, natural light, and ventilation. 100% of green transport systems. The vertical city allows its residents to get into a healthier lifestyle, in connection with natural elements, re-thinking the traditional concept of community and society.
Using an urban operating system with an AI (Artificial Intelligence), the vertical city will be able to manage the global city temperature, levels of CO2 and humidity will control the global lighting system, and will store extra energy produced by solar panels and other renewable energy resources.
“The first smart city “conscious oriented”, that will prevent urban sprawl, produce and store energy, improve air quality, increase urban biodiversity, and create a healthier lifestyle”. Arch. Luca Curci
More info: www.lucacurci.com
Why THE LINK
Half of humanity, 3.5 billion people, lives in cities today and 5 billion people are projected to live in cities by 2030. The world’s cities occupy just 3 per cent of the Earth’s land but account for 60-80 per cent of energy consumption and 75 per cent of carbon emissions.
Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies, communities, and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions are now at their highest levels in history.