Project: New Orleans Arcology Habitat( NOAH)
Location: New Orleans, United States
Designed by Ahearn Schopfer
NOAH is an ecological living solution in New Orleans by Kevin Schopfer of Ahearn Schopfer architects. More info and images under the cut:
Together with Tangram 3DS, a firm specializing in visualization and computer animation, Schopfer have designed and presented New Orleans Arcology Habitat (NOAH) as a proposed urban Arcology (architecture and ecology), whose philosophic underpinnings rest in combining large scale sustainability with concentrated urban structures, in this case a floating city.
NOAH’s structure is designed for concentrated use with around 20,000 housing units at an average of 1,100 sq ft, three hotels, 1,500 time-share units and 500,000 sq ft of retail space. Also incorporated are three casinos, 500,000 sq ft of commercial condominiums, parking for 8,000 cars, a school, 100,000 sq ft of cultural facilities and a 20,000 sq ft health facility, making the structure socially self-sufficient. All fitting together with public amenities and administrative offices into an estimated 30 million sq ft.
Source | world architecture news
Photo credit | cg renderings by Tangram 3DS LLC