Friday, January 22, 2010

Norway's Turbine City Concept Should Be The Future of Energy and Tourism [Architecture]


Norway already boasts the world's first floating wind turbine, and is apparently the windiest coastline in Europe, making it perfect for even more turbines. Or a turbine city, like On Office's proposal which shows a stunning vision of the future.

The Turbine City concept from the architectural firm not only harnesses all that valuable wind, it also shows a smart tourism scheme housing a hotel, spa and museum. The offshore wind turbines would be connected together like an archipelago of islands, and would provide a base for passing sailors and holidaymakers. If this is the future, I've got to find myself a cryogenic freezer. [On Office via Designboom]

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