Three islands will be built in Penang, Malaysia to serve as cultural, business, and residential hubs.
Transportation on the island will consist of autonomous boats, vehicles, and air travel, leaving the 4,500 planned acres car-free and pedestrian friendly.
Bjarke Ingels Group, among other private entities, is partnering with Malaysia's Penang state government to create the Penang South Islands.
Bjarke Ingels Group, or BIG for short, and Ramboll, a project managing and engineer company, were recently selected by the Penang government to design the Penang South Islands project that will total up to 4,500 acres.
To tackle this looming issue, the BiodiverCity will be designed as "urban lilypads" of three different islands and plans that will be accessible via different modes of transportation and the ability to gather resources from the islands themselves.
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