architecture, eco, futurism Eco-City Inside a Giant Siberian Crater

15.11.2010 03:28   

Eco-city 2020
Photo source: AB Elise via Evolo.us.
 
AB Elise, the Russian architectural firm, has developed the project called Eco-city 2020, aimed at rehabilitation of the industrial zone in the town of Mirny, Yakutia. Eco-city will be built in the man-made crater with a diameter of about a kilometer and a depth of 550 meters. 
 
Eco-city 2020
 
Apparently, this man-made crater is, in fact, Mir Mine — the second largest excavated hole in the world. The quarry will be covered by a glass dome. The total area of eco-city will be 2 million square meters, it will accommodate a 100 000 people.
 
Eco-city 2020
 
The architects suggest that their «garden city» will become the landmark of the Eastern Siberia. However, according to SakhaNews, no one heared about the project in Yakutia yet.
 
Eco-city 2020
 
Eco-city 2020
 
Previously at metkere.com: Floating Nuclear Plants in Russia, Soviet Era Futurism.