Yes, you read right. By 2100 people should be able to escape this climate change and live in self-sufficient floating cities that are shaped like water lilies.

Architect Vincent Callebaut designed these eco-cities to be made made of polyester fibers and feature three mountains and marinas — dedicated to work, shopping and entertainment. Aquaculture farms and suspended gardens would be located below the water line, and the cities would run on renewable energy including solar, thermal, wind, tidal, and biomass to produce more energy than it consumes.

With a shape inspired by the highly ribbed leaf of Victoria water lilies, the double skin of the floating “ecopolis” would be made of polyester fibers covered by a layer of titanium dioxide (TiO2), which would react with ultraviolet rays and absorb atmospheric pollution via a photocatalytic effect. (

The three mountains and marinas would be dedicated to work, shopping and entertainment, respectively, while suspended gardens and aquaculture farms located below the water line would be used to grow food and biomass. (