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July 4th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Seasteading: Autonomous Ocean Communities


Overall Winner: The Swimming City — András Gyõrfi


The Seasteading Institute, committed to the ongoing development of ocean communities, has just announced the winners of their first annual design content. Could people really end up living in these hypothetical off-shore communities? (Pics)

The design contest had five categories: Overall, Best Picture, Aesthetics, Personality, and Community Choice.  With prizes ranging from $250 to $1000, the design contest attracted both amateur and professional architects from around the world, as the winners hailed from such far-flung locales as Estonia, Hungary, Brazil, and Minnesota.

Best Picture Winner: Oasis of The Sea — Emerson Stepp

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  • 1

    Just what the oceans of the World need….man setting up shop in the waters of the sea. Wonderful. It is not enough that we pollute from land, we want to go to sea and spread our disease with much more vigor. How I hate man.

    dedsetmad on July 4th, 2009
  • 2

    For more on seasteading, visit The Seasteading Institute’s website:

    Chuck Grimmett on July 6th, 2009
  • 3

    Also check out the design contest winners page:

    Chuck Grimmett on July 6th, 2009
  • 4

    Haven’t we been doing this for thousands of years already? It is called living on an island.

    David Gaw on July 8th, 2009

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