The Lilypad Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees

Scientists have predicted that glacial melting will cause several islands and coastal areas to be underwater by 2100. In response, Architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a floating city that could house 50,000 humans. Covered in greenery, with an underbelly bed for sea planktons and oceanic plants, Callebaut’s design stresses harmony with nature and complete self-sufficiency. With three marinas, three mountain ranges, shops, entertainment and a “palm oasis,” The Lilypad is as much resort as refuge.