Floating Cities of the Future

by Lauren YS

Auckland, NZ – March 2016


Finding This Mural

Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

805 Great North Rd, Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand

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Story Behind This Mural

<p>This mural was created in collaboration with the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).</p>
<p>Part of The Idea Collective, MOTAT’s newest contemporary innovation space and is a dynamic, evolving and collaborative project. It brings together a diverse set of innovators, artists, designers, and technologists to create exciting displays and experiences that celebrate New Zealand’s vibrant innovation culture.</p>

Artist Statement

Floating Cities of the Future' is a fantastical rendering of a hypothetical city designed like an open mussel with terraces rising upward and the repeated symbol of the eye symbolizing forward-thinking and innovation. This fantastical city is sustainable, self-sufficient, zero-emission, and meant to withstand rising sea levels. The robot squid to the right is also a fantastical conception of a form of transportation in this future of floating cities; a mechanical submarine designed like a cephalopod.

The Focus

Sustainable urban design