Moscow, Russia

As a major city, one of the few of its kind in the habitable zones of 2100, Moscow is a study on how to vastly increase density in an already existing urban context. The twisting megastructures are arrayed in the airspace over some of the city’s eight-lane boulevards, anchored by towers at the street intersections. At the perimeter of the megastructure, a series of inclined elevators transport people between homes, workplaces, shops, and elevated public spaces within. Farms and gardens on upper levels provide enclosed green space for people living in the dense towers that straddle the intersections, amenities which are sheltered from the harsh Moscow winters. The level of activity is heightened by the increased density.