Bril­liant Bio­sphere

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What would the ideal city of the fu­ture look like? Syd­ney-based Lab­o­ra­tory for Vi­sion­ary Ar­chi­tec­ture (LAVA) an­swered that ques­tion with a spec­tac­u­lar de­sign for the For­est City, a pro­posed mas­ter plan for a new city in Malaysia. This 20-square-kilo­me­ter green smart city would be built around a cen­tral rain­for­est and mimic the for­est’s ecosys­tem by adopt­ing a closed loop sys­tem that reuses all its re­sources and con­trols out-flow. A group of build­ings step down to­wards the green park and are heav­ily land­scaped with roof gar­dens. A Land­mark Tower will house the ser­viced apart­ments, ho­tels, re­tail and com­mer­cial space. As a pedes­trian-friendly devel­op­ment, the de­sign sep­a­rates the cir­cu­la­tion types by di­rect­ing ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic un­der­ground and plac­ing trains on a level above pedes­trian walk­ways. Like a rain­for­est, the city will be de­signed as a closed loop sys­tem with re­cy­cling pro­cesses hidden un­der­ground and out­flow min­i­mized. Lo­cal ma­te­ri­als would be used in con­struc­tion and en­ergy gen­er­ated from re­new­able sources.

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