Architecture & Real Estate | July 31, 2016 4:00 am

Tokyo’s Earthquake-Proof Port Design of the Future, Complete With Mile-High Skyscraper


Say this for the architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox: They do not lack in ambition. KPF has conceived a new district for Tokyo that could accommodate 500,000 residents and would exist on a man-made archipelago, complete with a mile-high, 420-story skyscraper.

The Next Tokyo 2045 concept places a priority on protecting the area from earthquakes, typhoons, and rising sea levels through a series of infrastructural elements. These include operable floodgates and a massive series of hexagonal rings designed to minimize the impact of waves.

Read more about this highly futuristic project here or watch a brief video about it below.