Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Leslie E. Robertson Associates have joined forces to propose a vision for a new city in Tokyo Bay. “Next Tokyo” imagines a mega-city that is adapted to climate change in the year 2045. Rising sea levels, seismic activity, and the threat of typhoons have drawn attention to the vulnerability of low-elevation coastal zones in the bay. This design proposes a development strategy that improves the bay’s preparedness for these natural disasters, while also creating a mile-high residential tower and a new transit-oriented district. “Next Tokyo” envisions an infrastructural network that stretches across the bay, acting as reclaimed land to buffer Tokyo's shoreline. Island clusters function as the foundations for high-density developments and accommodate a half-million residents who are seeking to leave at-risk coastal regions and reduce their commute times.
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