Floating City of Japan: Dogen City

An ambitious proposal in Japan called the floating city has made the headlines. Dogen City is floating on water and has a circumference of 4 kilometers. Moreover, it would be able to house 40,000 people at the same time, 10,000 being permanent residents and the other 30,000 being tourists and visitors. While to some the floating city of Japan may sound more than ambitious, the designers of the project are confident in their vision. The head of the project states that Dogen City will be operational by 2030.

dogen city from above

However, Dogen City is not only a residential project. Its primary function is to provide people with a safe haven from future disasters due to climate change.

dogen city on the sea

N-ARK, the owner of the proposal, believes that the floating city can withstand any kind of tsunamis or earthquakes, which are too frequent in Japan. By using the outer walls like a shield, the floating city will be able to thwart natural disasters. In addition to standing against climate change, Dogen City plans to increase it as little as possible. The layout of the city shows solar panels generating clean energy and food-growing facilities with climate-conscious practices.

The floating city is also a part of the new maritime economy the lead company is picturing. They are implementing the city with different layers focusing on different industries from food to health and space. All in all, the city first and foremost plans to be a self-sufficiating one.

dogen city houses

The field that Dogen City is most daring about is the health industry. The company is dubbing the city as a “no-illness zone” where health practices are highly advanced. Through high-tech blood tests, the city will be attempting to take precautions against possible issues the residents may be experiencing in the future. Furthermore, the city is also planning to provide the residents with telemedicine consultations from their homes or robotic surgeries if needed as well.

dogen city

Dogen City would include an undersea data center, which would be naturally cooled by the sea and host city management and medical research.

floating city layout
floating city healthcare
the floating city cuisine
the floating city agriculture