2050 Smart City is a project of a French Agency Vincent Callebaut Architectures, developed for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and encouraging inhabitants to adopt Eco-friendly standards of living.
Here are the eight innovative structure prototypes planned for 2050.
Mountain Towers at Rue de Rivoli
Rue de Rivoli is a 2 mile long street on the right bank of the Seine river, also known as the “wall street.” The towers will give the street a new look, a look of prestigious and luxurious area. This is the first structure planned to control the smog in the city.
Anti-smog Towers at Petite Ceinture
The Petite Ceinture, a 20 mile long double railway line, will be turned into a green ecological corridor. This urban part of Paris will be surrounded by forests and vegetables. It will become another green area where the residents will have the chance to cultivate the food in their gardens.
Photosynthesis Towers at Montparnasse
The towers will become vertical public parks on several floors. The roofs will be transformed into a phyto-purification lagoons, which will recycle the used water in the buildings.
Bamboo Nest Towers at Massena
The Massena area, which consists of 13 buildings, will be wrapped in bamboo meshes with orchards and vertical food gardens. This is how the inhabitants will be able to cultivate their own organic food.
Honeycomb Towers at HBM Porte de Lilas
Those will be the individual mini houses that will eventually look like real rural houses. They will all have vegetable gardens and suspended orchards. The roofs of the towers will be covered with solar panels.
Farmscrapers at Porte d’Aubervilliers
The Parisians will finally have a vertical urban farm in the very heart of the city. The aim is to turn this developed zone into a famous green area with 3 vegetable towers.
Mangrove Towers at Gare du Nord
Just like their name indicates the towers are planned to have a mangrove tree look. They will have offices and hotels for all international customers. Most importantly, they will be energy positive, meaning they will produce more energy than they consume.
The project also proposes the construction of two green bridges across the Seine, that will connect the 12th District of Pont Amont with the 16th District of Pont Aval.