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Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video explores a proposal for an environmentally friendly underwater city, which Japanese engineering firm Shimizu Corporation claims could be a reality by 2030.   Called Ocean Spiral, the design envisions a habitable settlement at surface level, which harnesses the resources of the ocean to allow it be entirely self-sufficient. The conceptual metropolis consists of two main elements. The first is a 500-metre-diameter spherical city, within which a tower accommodates homes and workspaces for up to 5,000 people. The second is a spiral structure that connects this sphere with a base station on the ocean floor, 2.5...

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