Come 2108, the built typology of San Francisco is barely recognizable. The edge of the bay has been transformed into a series of algae ponds producing hydrogen for clean fuel cell locomotion. A network of interlinked subterranean infrastructural pathways transport people, hydrogen, water and staples while freeing the surface for pedestrian comfort and disinvestment in the internal combustion engine.
Fog is harvested for drinking water and streets become permeable rainwater collectors, while natural aquifers are used as water storage tanks. The complex plate tectonic machinations underpinning the City are tapped to supply clean geothermal energy, and the Pacific ocean is utilized as the largest thermal mass on the planet.
IwamotoSctott's winning design for the history.com City of the Future contest is full of radically captivating options for the future of the City...read up! [additional eyecandy here]