Baca Architects proposes floating settlements to combat overcrowding in cities

The latest instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores the “aquatecture” of Baca Architects, which includes plans for floating houses, villages and even a Grand Prix track.

London-based Baca Architects has developed a number of concepts that aim to move growing urban populations into floating communities on docks and canals.

The studio’s plans to reinvigorate a waterspace in East London’s Royal Docks feature floating homes, shops and community spaces.

The concept is intended to form the head of a future series of settlements that would extend along the docks.

Another innovation from the studio is a modular floating Grand Prix circuit, designed to be easily reconfigurable and transported.

The track would feature a circuit, pits, grandstands and an accompanying eco-leisure resort, all powered by a floating solar farm or wind turbines.

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