Next Tokyo 2045 is a conceptual plan that envisions a new district in Tokyo that includes a mile-high skyscraper and infrastructure elements that will protect the city from natural disasters. It is aimed as a megacity that would accommodate half a million residents and would be built on resilient infrastructure. It is the brainchild of US-based firm Kohn Pedersen Fox. They drew inspiration from a masterplan by the Metabolist Architect Kenzo Tange in the late 1960s.
The proposal would call for constructing a new 12.5-square-kilometre district on a man-made archipelago and would sit between the coastal communities of Kawasaki and Kisarazu, which are situated on opposing sides of Tokyo Bay.
The project aims to help protect low-elevation areas in the Tokyo metropolis from rising sea levels, earthquakes and typhoons. It would accomplish this tedious task through various infrastructural elements, new engineering technologies and strategies including faceted breakwater bars and operable floodgates.
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