Floating domes in Valenje, Slovenia
Submitted by Elvis Halilović:
Self sufficient floating city full scale model was made back in 2012 in Slovenia in a town called Velenje on the Velenje lake. It was supposed to become a structure that would be sufficient in energy needs, sanitation, some basic food production (aquafarming and aquaponics + conventional greenhouse food production) clean water etc.
The Domes and platforms were made by me and my brother, father, and a friend. The initial idea behind the floating city was to host people from all walks of life to spend time in total isolation from the world without any external stimulus from the likes of media, radio, computers, phones all the things that distract us from our mind, and present these people with problems and see if there’s a change in thinking when you are not predisposed with certain patterns which undoubtedly affect our thinking patterns. Also, it served as a really nice gathering place for the general public since I did not want anyone to claim property of the project.