Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola
Harvest City Project //Haiti, Hispaniola

Floating cities with insular modules

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DERECO Impuls 6

By E. Kevin Schopfer in cooperation with Tangram 3DS (Visuals)

Haiti, an island nation located on Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles, was shaken by a major earthquake in 2010. Many islanders have still not recovered from the event and many parts of the country have not yet been rebuilt. However, pioneering experts have now developed concepts for a better, more sustained infrastructure. Among these experts, there’s a team consisting of E. Kevin Schopfer, a Boston-based architect, and Tangram 3DS, which presented the “Harvest City” project in 2011 – a floating city for a new Haiti to become home to approx. 30,000 people. “Harvest City” is an idea best described as a renaissance to benefit the population.

Insular modules are connected to form this city. It will have its own infrastructure and it will even be possible to grow crops there. As new businesses move in, jobs are created to add growth momentum. Schools, offices and public space will be developed in the city centre. “Harvest City” is designed and anchored so that hurricanes and typhoons have little impact and will not jeopardise the city. E. Kevin Schopfer believes the concept doesn’t just mark a new beginning for Haiti: It could become a “charter city” to pave the way for developing new political, social and urban structures elsewhere too – facilitating, for example, a new start for crisis-ridden zones in other parts of the world.