Architects design a model of a suspended city that encircles the Burj Khalifa

It encompasses all the features that make up the most popular urban metropolises. It features residential, public, and commercial spaces, and even a green Skygarden to add some much-needed oxygen to the car-heavy city.

The structure would be supported by five vertical beams which we imagine would have to be extra sturdy to carry such a busy and diverse mini-metropolis. The structure is also meant to be sustainable, featuring a more humane typology that seeks to emulate nature and introduce diverse green public spaces.

Architects design a model of a suspended city that encircles the Burj Khalifa

The Downtown Circle.

The structure consists of two rings held together by a continuous green suspended belt called the Skypark. This Skypark will offer residents and visitors fresh air, abundant natural light, and panoramic views of the city.

The Downtown Circle will further boast five levels, each divided into smaller units that are separated into residential, public, commercial, and cultural programs. It will also be adorned with lavish greenery and feature open spaces that cater to the ultimate user experience.

Amongst its many landmarks, you will find offices, research centers, cultural spaces, and a 3D green ecosystem that will operate as the ‘lung’ of the ring bringing much-needed oxygen to a rather polluted city.

Architects design a model of a suspended city that encircles the Burj Khalifa

A heliport visiting the Downtown Circle.

This green area will further be embellished by such features as canyons, sandy dunes, swamps, waterfalls, digital caves, and tropical vegetation. It will also provide sanctuaries for wild plants, an area to cultivate and produce food, machines specialized in rainwater harvesting, and solar power stations.

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