The Italian study Luca Curci Architects presented The Link: it is a “conscious” vertical urban plan that can accommodate up to 200.000 people.
The concept is really very beautiful and suggestive. It aims to improve the general quality of life by promoting sustainability and smart city technology. The Link's focus is on the rise of urban sprawl, rapidly increasing in major cities today.
The Link is the daughter of the idea of a “capital of self-sufficiency”. A real forest-city capable of absorbing CO2, producing oxygen for cleaner air and increasing urban biodiversity. Ultimately, an almost philosophical project even before an architectural one.
An awareness-oriented smart city. A real “organism”, which can prevent and adapt to urban development, produce and store energy, improve air quality and contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
How The Link is made
Composed of four main towers, THE LINK is designed to accommodate a total of 1.200.000 square meters of green space. Why city-forest? Simple. There will be over 2 million plants distributed on each floor to improve air quality.
Of the four towers, the tallest will house all the residents. A colossal building with 300 floors and 1200 meters high. It would be one of largest skyscrapers in the world. The other three towers, between 650 and 850 meters high, will house offices, government departments, health facilities and educational establishments, including all levels of schools and universities. Each building will include other solutions for community living, including waterways, spas, markets, spiritual and cultural centers.
In the "basement" logistic infrastructures and internal and external docks will be built to allow tourists to enter.
Smart city, urban AI
Designed to be "driven" by artificial intelligence solutions, The Link will be able to control many parameters. First of all, the global temperature of the city. Following are the CO2 levels, humidity and the lighting system. The extra energy produced by the solar panels will be stored and distributed in a thoughtful way.
A smart city with its operating system
Food production and agriculture integrated with the zero waste policy will allow residents to live healthier lifestyles. Agriculture will be integrated with the social space and will allow communities to provide food and be self-sufficient.